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Reduced-ish movements and when to call the midwife

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Cnmorgan13 Mon 30-Nov-15 18:27:40

I'm 26 weeks pregnant. I've only just consistently started feeling the baby kick/movements for the past couple of weeks. In that time I kind of started recognising a pattern. The past 2 days I haven't felt as much, although the baby is still kicking. (And I have went from being on holiday doing nothing to being back at work) when would you phone the midwife

Iggi999 Mon 30-Nov-15 18:31:48

If your pattern has changed I would call them now. I am admittedly a worrier, but I found the hospital to be very supportive and they always said they'd rather you came in even if it was nothing.

SpanglesGalloway Mon 30-Nov-15 18:32:01

Call triage straight away with any change in movement. Are you in the UK?

ppandj Mon 30-Nov-15 18:34:58

It's probably nothing at all but call them as soon as you can. I went through this and everything was fine but it put my mind at ease!

ppandj Mon 30-Nov-15 18:36:05

PS they said I had done right to call and weren't put out about it.

Sleeplessinmybedroom Mon 30-Nov-15 18:39:06

I would call them now if you've noticed reduced movements. I went in at 27 weeks because I noticed reduced movements and they stuck me on the monitor. She was fine but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Snossidge Mon 30-Nov-15 18:39:39

26 weeks is very early and it's easy for the baby to change position. If you're concerned there's no harm in speaking to your midwife for advice though.

icclemunchy Mon 30-Nov-15 18:44:45

As soon as you notice!! Chances are it's nothing (DD1 had me in and out of triage for reduced movements and kicked away like a goodun on the trace) however sometimes it's something (DD2 was delivered within hours of the first instance)

It's always better to be safe than sorry

Cnmorgan13 Mon 30-Nov-15 19:21:07

I gave maternity triage a call, as we were speaking, baby decided to kick 3 times lol! The lady was lovely. She said to lie on my side for an hour and 'tune in' if I'm not happy to call back and they'll take me in

sepa Mon 30-Nov-15 20:57:42

My MW said that if I am ever worried to call triage in the same breath that she was telling me that 28 weeks is when they worry especially with a anterior placenta. If your worried call your MW and see what she says

sepa Mon 30-Nov-15 20:58:09

My Bubs seems to go quieter during the week when I'm at work but becomes a little boxer at the weekend. I constantly worry throughout the week

Brummiegirl15 Mon 30-Nov-15 22:20:38

I was told to never go to bed if I was concerned about anything and always ring triage

icclemunchy Tue 01-Dec-15 00:40:28

Glad everything ok OP.

The only think I would bare in mind is baby kicking only says they're well at that moment. So if your worries or noticing reduced movement again call back (even if it's quite soon like the next morning for eg. )

Cnmorgan13 Tue 01-Dec-15 13:57:33

This is my first ever pregnancy so It difficult not having anything to compare to. I remember the sonographer saying that my placenta was in the best possible position at 20 week scan (was actually 21 when it happened). I don't like to make a fuss.

sepa Tue 01-Dec-15 14:37:54

I am with you on that Cnmorgan. It's so worrying.
Your 20 week scan should have notes on where your placenta is so you can google it and see if it's at the front or back.
Mine is at the front which reduces the feeling of movement for me but I suppose it could be a good thing as it will (hopefully) mean I don't feel like I am getting beat up when I'm 30+ weeks!

I have recently read (and still reading) pregnancy for dummies. It's a really good book which is quite cheap on Amazon. I have found that it has helped with some of my fears for a first pregnancy

Cnmorgan13 Tue 01-Dec-15 21:11:06

Went in to the hospital tonight as I still wasn't 100% happy with baby's movements. All is well, and I'm happy that I went in

Nectarines Tue 01-Dec-15 21:15:15

I went to maternity assessment at 28 weeks as I hadn't felt movement.
Once on the monitor, loads of movement could be detected that I couldn't feel due to anterior placenta.
As soon as I stopped worrying I began to notice subtle movements.

They would rather assess you than leave you worrying.

Salene Wed 02-Dec-15 08:01:56

Always always go in if worried, the staff will be lovely about it and understand and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Cnmorgan13 Wed 02-Dec-15 19:38:53

The thing was, I got the impression with the 2nd midwife that I spoke to she didn't want me to come in. I had to stand my ground until she relented and let me come in. I know I was probably over reacting, but what if!

Iggi999 Wed 02-Dec-15 20:36:54

You did the right thing. Remember you're not making a fuss for you, it's for your baby.
Some staff will always be a bit reluctant/grumpier than others. Ignore.

Salene Wed 02-Dec-15 21:00:28

Yup agree that midwife..!

I remember reading somewhere often still born babies, the mums when they think back to before it happened, there maybe had been a change in movement but they thought nothing of it. So getting in and checked ASAP is always worth doing even if you do come across a difficult individual, absolutely insist , it's not there baby that could be in trouble.

Salene Wed 02-Dec-15 21:00:51

Ignore that midwife that should say

Lillylou1991 Wed 02-Dec-15 21:43:03

Very glad you went OP!
Unfortunatley Salene i had a stillbirth in 2013 and thinking back i will always always wish i had stopped thinking 'i dont wanna make a fuss' and just gone in for a mointoring. So please anyone reading this that is thinking 'im sure its nothing' it most likely is nothing BUT please please please just go because youll hate yourself forever if you dont go and it was something sadsad

icclemunchy Wed 02-Dec-15 22:24:32

Check out count the kicks op, lots of great advice and they do wristbands you can use to monitor the number of episodes of movement your having

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