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Baby has gone quiet..

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Newlywed123 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:23:06

Title says it all..

I'm nearly 27 weeks, felt baby regularly since 19 weeks and today I've only felt a couple of little movements. Not a kick, more like a roll.

I'm usually really busy, and when I relax baby goes mental. But today I've had a relaxed day so maybe it's because I've just been sat around and I've actually had a moment to think about it.

I've been having hot and cold drinks all day and lay on my side. Not triggered baby to start.

Felt a few kicks yesterday around 9pm when I went to bed, but since then hardly anything. Usually baby starts when I wake up to use the toilet but didn't. I'm probably being a worrier!

mummyneedinganswers Sat 07-Nov-15 18:26:51

Always get checked out Fone your local maternity assessment unit and go into them all change in movements need checked. Good luck

GloriaHotcakes Sat 07-Nov-15 18:28:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Newlywed123 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:31:15

I can't get there. I'm currently babysitting my younger siblings, My mum is currently an hour away and my husband is about 2 hours away. Nobody to have the kids and no transport.

amysmummy12345 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:31:58

Contact maternity unit, let us know you're ok xx

mummyneedinganswers Sat 07-Nov-15 18:36:33

Could u get a taxi and take them with u or phone your mum to go home x

UptownFunk00 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:36:35

I'd really get it checked out as soon as possible.

I had the same thing yesterday at 26 weeks and know how scary that can be. I had hot and cold drinks, put some ice on my belly and made loud noises to startle/wake the baby. It did work eventually but I did really panic.

If you've really had nearly nothing for 24 or very reduced movements compared to what you are used to, I'd phone up the hospital/midwife and see what they suggest. Is there any neighbours who could take you/the children?

Sending you big virtual kicks.

Newlywed123 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:45:40

My mums on a date, so won't answer the phone and the hospital is an hour away. Don't have money on me either as I'm watching them at my mums.

Baby is normally going crazy, but only a couple of flutters. Babies main time is when I go to bed so hoping baby perks up and gives me a little beating!

Hereisnownotthen Sat 07-Nov-15 18:46:08

You need to go to the maternity unit to get it checked out. Take a taxi with the kids, call a friend to take you and kids, knock on a neighbours door.
Our midwives make a bid deal of this and are very clear: if you have reduced movements do not wait till the next day to get it checked out.

UptownFunk00 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:49:12

Hereis is right. Chances are everything is fine but it's not worth taking that chance.

Have you got a neighbour who could lend you £20 to go to the hospital or who could drive you to the hospital?

Phone up MW and mention your concerns they might have some suggestions.

CupofBoo Sat 07-Nov-15 18:49:37

You need to go OP. Find a way. This is important.

Newlywed123 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:52:40

I'm going to use the house phone now to call Maternity and see what they say. I don't know any of my mums neighbours as she's only recently moved here.

I know how important babies movements are, I just literally have no way of getting to hospital with 4 children and not a penny on me.

Threeboysandus Sat 07-Nov-15 18:54:52

It's very important you get seen. If it means taking the kids with you then do it. I'm a midwife and always advise people to get checked asap if worried. Please go in x

PrincessHairyMclary Sat 07-Nov-15 18:55:56

If it's impossible for you to get there you could ring the maternity unit and see of the on all community is available to pop round

Frillsandspillsx2 Sat 07-Nov-15 18:57:09

I have days like this where when I'm relaxed all day my baby can go quite quiet. I've had one of those days today actually but was reassured after drinking a cold drink and eating something sugary, I could then feel him move and I could see it under my skin which was very reassuring.

Try drinking something cold and sugary, lying on your side and focus on movements. This is what midwives tell me on the phone before going in. They say you should feel 10 movements within 90 minutes. I find that when you focus on them you feel a lot more movements than you thought you would (I think I tend to feel some movements and it doesn't register with me sometimes until I think about movements, if that makes any sense).
Once you've tried that if you haven't got your little one moving again ring the hospital, it's best to get checked out to ease your mind!

Hissy Sat 07-Nov-15 18:58:29

Your mum wouldn't answer the phone to her pregnant daughter babysitting her other children as she's on a date?

That's not right at all love. Please call 111 and speak to them? Or could you call your midwife team?

Please, No more babysitting for your mother? She's taking the piss tbh and while I'm sure everything is fine, you should not be in this situation trapped without any help or means of getting anywhere.

Date or no date, if someone caring for your children calls, you bloody well answer the phone.


I'll worry about you now, please call your midwife? Or 111?

spanisharmada Sat 07-Nov-15 18:59:30

You really really need to get checked not just hope for the best.

spanisharmada Sat 07-Nov-15 19:00:26

And completely agree with Hissy too

MagpieCursedTea Sat 07-Nov-15 19:02:03

Do you have any friends nearby that can help? Other relatives?
If not then give the neighbours a knock, even if you don't them that well. The majority of people will happily help out in your situation.

BananaPie Sat 07-Nov-15 19:05:09

Definitely get it checked if you're worried. Call the community midwife and explain why you can't get to the maternity unit. Not worth the risk of doing nothing.

obsessedlex Sat 07-Nov-15 19:12:11

It's always worth getting checked out - sure it's fine but I would ring your midwife - good luck X

Newlywed123 Sat 07-Nov-15 19:13:44

She is in the cinema, so her phone will be on silent.

I've called they definitely want me to get checked out. The midwife has told me to lie on my side and relax for an hour. If I'm satisfied with how baby moves in that hour I don't have to go in if not as soon as my mum is back she wants me in for monitoring.

UptownFunk00 Sat 07-Nov-15 19:38:30

That's good. What time is your Mum due back?

Focus carefully on movements if you can.

It's a precaution but it's really worth doing.

Newlywed123 Sat 07-Nov-15 19:41:14

Should be within the hour now, had a few little flutters

UptownFunk00 Sat 07-Nov-15 19:45:48

That's good. When she gets back decide if it's enough for you not to worry about. After all you posted for a reason and instinct is very important when it comes to your body/baby.

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