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is it too soon to be worried?

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Flossiesmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 15:47:55

Hello mumsnetters.

I'm 15+4 with baby number two and I've not felt him/her move for 24 hours ish. Baby is normally very active in the evening but I felt nothing last night. I thought maybe they were just sleeping. I've felt nothing since either.

I have done all the obvious things - cold drink, lie down etc.

I know I'm super early on, but I'm concerned. I feel perfectly normal otherwise.

Thoughts/advice most welcome. confused

AuntieStella Thu 14-Jan-16 15:57:19

Can you ring your midwife now (before they vanish at the end if the working day) and then follow what they recommend?

Try not to fret (easier said than done, I know), because babies do sometimes go randomly quiet (scaring the life out if us) for no apparent reason.

SomebodySedateMe Thu 14-Jan-16 15:57:20

Don't worry. You won't have a pattern until 28 weeks and 15 is too early to stress out. At that stage it's normal not to feel anything for a few days.

Flossiesmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 16:00:13

My first went quiet at 35 weeks ish and she was fine. I just don't want to be causing a fuss over potentially nothing.

Flossiesmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 16:01:34

Somebody I totally agree that I shouldn't have an established pattern this early, but I have had and that's what is making me a crazy lady concerned.

northdownmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 16:06:17

Way too early to worry, lots of space for the little one to hide.

That said, anything that causes you to stress isn't ideal for you both, ask you'd midwife if she can gave a listen

Flossiesmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 16:09:11

Can't get through to midwife sad

Everythinggettingbigger Thu 14-Jan-16 16:17:50

I actually called my hospital at 19 weeks because I hadn't felt any movement, I explained that I knew it was early but I did already have a pattern of movement that had been followed religiously for a couple of weeks (DC2). They were great and told me to go in to be checked, only used a Doppler to listen to his heartbeat but the second they did you could hear the movements, he had just turned backwards so was kicking towards my back! Lucky I did go in though turned out I was dehydrated and needed to be put on a drip but don't think that had anything to do with me not feeling movement?

I know people telling you its too early is not a comfort! if you are worried ring the hospital or midwife

Flossiesmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 16:25:27

Thanks everything - I hadn't considered that he/she might have turned away from me.

CityMole Thu 14-Jan-16 16:51:55

It's interesting to read the range of advice given to and by other expectant mums. My midwife is quite insistent that I shouldn't be worried about reduced movement just yet, and I am 24 weeks (albeit with my first) as it is too early for there to be consistency with far too many variables at play just now at this stage of development (and so much room for the baby to move around and hide). She says there are a number of growth spurts happening around now, and a quiet spell usually is the baby gearing up for the next one.
Obviously though, if you do have an established pattern and that has dramatically changed, then you should call them.

Flossiesmummy Thu 14-Jan-16 17:35:46

Thanks city mole that's reassuring. I'm less worried now especially as I had about a minute of movement.

BetterthanEE Thu 14-Jan-16 17:56:05

With my 3Rd I was in hospital for reduced movement at 20 weeks. I felt him move from 13 weeks and had a pattern. The midwife was lovely and held my hand whilst trying to find the heartbeat, it took 15 of the longest minutes of my life. She said everyone is different

Undertheboredwalk Thu 14-Jan-16 18:00:57

I called my midwife for reduced movement when I was 20 weeks, she wasn't in the least concerned and said it really was too early to worry. Said to call later in the day if I still wasn't feeling anything and to have something sugary and a lie down and give it some time. Sure enough the kicks started up again soon, and this is Dc4 for me and I'd been feeling movements for a few weeks at that point. She said they're just still so little at that stage and can be turning somersaults without you necessarily feeling it smile

Champagneformyrealfriends Thu 14-Jan-16 18:03:28

I agree with citymole-absolutely if you're concerned then go and get checked out however I'm 28 weeks on Monday and have been told that that is when I should monitor movement. About 3 weeks ago I didn't feel baby move for a day and I was worried but he/she started kicking away again the next day!

Eastend2015 Thu 14-Jan-16 18:15:23

Hi had the same this week- I felt the baby move increasingly weeks 13-16 then this week, nothing. I spoke to the midwife and she said not to worry, and gave me the exact same response as citymole. I know it's hard but try not to worry!

PizzaConnoisseur Thu 14-Jan-16 18:58:05

There is no real pattern this early on, you have to try not to get anxious and worked-up over it, although it's easier said than done. Usually this is the time where you first begin to feel movement, and even then there will be days of nothing as you are experiencing now.

Flossiesmummy Thu 21-Jan-16 08:18:20

Just popping back to say that I had my 16 week check up with the midwife and the baby is fine grin

northdownmummy Thu 21-Jan-16 10:14:56

Great news flossie

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