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what stage of pregnancy do we monitor movements?

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ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 28-Dec-15 20:17:02

I can't remember when we should monitor movements. I'm 20+5 and baby hasn't moved much today and he's normally very very active.
with my first pregnancy I didn't even feel movements until 24 weeks but this time round I have from an early stage.
any advice appreciated smile

Junosmum Mon 28-Dec-15 21:22:35

Baby should have a pattern (ish) from 28 weeks. Before this and there's too much room for you to feel it consistently.

KnitsBakesAndReads Mon 28-Dec-15 21:23:43

I don't think there's a set time that's the same for everyone. I looked on the Count the Kicks website and they say you should start to monitor once you have a regular pattern of movements which is normally between 24 and 28 weeks. There's more info here

Maybe check with your midwife if you're concerned though?

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 28-Dec-15 21:35:10

thank you both I'm probably worrying over nothing smile
thank you I'll check out that link now.

Oysterbabe Mon 28-Dec-15 23:30:32

My midwife says monitor from 24 weeks.
I think it's partly because they can be sporadic until then and partly because if there is a problem before then there is nothing that can be done.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 28-Dec-15 23:32:01

Rcog say 28 weeks.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Tue 29-Dec-15 00:22:48

Thank you all thought it was a bit early just wanted to check.

BexusSugarush Tue 29-Dec-15 11:17:06

My baby would settle into a routine of movements from 25 weeks then fall out of it within 3 or 4 days. As such I was in and out of the antenatal assessment unit for reduced foetal movement so many times - there was never anything wrong! She didn't settle into a routine until 36 weeks!

I would still say never take any chances after 28 weeks. From that point the antenatal assessment unit will admit you so always go to them if you're even slightly worried. But before that you can only really talk to your midwife unfortunately.

scaredmum2be Tue 29-Dec-15 11:26:41

I have been told 28 weeks.
I went in for reduced movements at 26 weeks and they said if baby had all its limbs facing inwards at this point that I wouldn't feel much at all so at 20 weeks quite days are so common. If you feel worried though or something feels different never hesitate to phone in.

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