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Inconsistent movements

(11 Posts)
BettyBi0 Tue 08-Mar-16 16:50:52

This is my second on-going pregnancy and I'm 32 weeks. I've just felt the baby doing plenty of big kicks and wiggles so I'm not about to panic.... However, for the last few days I do seem to have massive chunks of the day when I can't feel him moving at all.

He has been consistently transverse so far on scans. Does anyone have experience of feeling transverse babies less?

How long do you think is a normal resting gap in between kicks?

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Tue 08-Mar-16 16:54:58

The advice is to go in and get checked if you notice a significant change in your baby's pattern of movements. It may well be due to the transverse position but you need to make sure.

BettyBi0 Tue 08-Mar-16 17:01:57

I'm still feeling him move loads when he is moving if you know what I mean. It's just that the gaps seem longer now too. I've got a growth scan booked for tomorrow anyway. I was just wondering if it's normal for the gaps to get longer in certain positions or stages of pregnancy

April2013 Tue 08-Mar-16 18:28:20

If you are worried you should go get monitored to put your mind at rest, they should be happy to help.

Artioo2 Tue 08-Mar-16 18:33:28

The trouble is, even if other people on a forum tell you that they've experienced similar reduction of movement and it was fine, that doesn't really mean a lot. You've noticed a change in movement pattern, and that's exactly when they advise you to call someone. Mosy likely everything is fine and he's just in a funny position, but in your position I'd at least be giving the labour ward a call for advice. You should have a number in your notes. They might just say wait for your scan, but at least you'd be reassured.

applesvpears Tue 08-Mar-16 18:43:45

I am 37 weeks and feel movement a lot, big movements too. However apart from mainly morning and evening there is no real pattern. My midwife told me they would expect movement at least 10 times a day but didn't seem worried about no pattern. Although of course never risk anything and call up if you are worried or there are changes.

BettyBi0 Wed 09-Mar-16 11:52:31

I'm definitely getting movement more than 10 episodes a day so that's good. My baby just seems to be nocturnal and sleeps through chunks of the day when I'm busy. Every time I start to worry that he's been quiet for too long I get a good wiggle which is reassuring

possum18 Wed 09-Mar-16 11:55:44

I'm 32 weeks too, with twins. I find that whilst I'm most active they are somewhat inactive, and when I'm in the bath, in bed or on the sofa relaxing - they think it's party time! I asked my midwife last week and she said whilst I'm up and about my body movements 'rock' them to sleep and whilst I am relaxed and still they tend to wake up! If you are concerned maybe text or call your MW X

Sanch1 Wed 09-Mar-16 12:13:47

The 10 episodes a day thing is now old guidance. You should ascertain what is normal for you and your baby. Visit this website

BettyBi0 Wed 09-Mar-16 23:27:58

All good on scan today. Growth is perfectly on track so he's doing just fine in there - I'm just not aware of his wiggles some of the time I guess. He was waving away at the sonographer and kicking and I didn't feel a thing!

Artioo2 Thu 10-Mar-16 07:55:26

Glad everything is ok!

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