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Day Assessment Unit - reduced movements

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UrbanYokel93 Sun 25-Sep-16 20:58:12

Hi everyone

I am 34+4 with my first baby. I went to my local day assessment unit tonight as I'd been experiencing reduced movements (but more than 10 in 12 hours) for a few days and was worried.

I rang up DAU and explained, they were very helpful and suggested I come in to be on the safe side. I was told movements can change (but not reduce) at this stage.

My husband and I arrived at the hospital and were seen straight away, midwives very helpful and supportive and said always best to check. Was put on a fetal heart monitor and...everything was fine! Baby had a good heart rate and lots of movements (typical right!). Was home within 2 hours.

The reason I'm writing this post is I want to reassure if you have concerns about your baby don't hesitate to contact and visit your DAU, it won't feel like you're making a fuss. Better safe than sorry. I was nervous about going to hospital but I didn't need to be. Hope this helps people who are unsure what to do.

Best wishes,

WhateverWillBe Sun 25-Sep-16 21:13:07

Great post Urban.

I had a similar experience with one of mine (I can't actually remember if it was with ds1 or ds2 hmm )

I was concerned about movements, went in for monitoring for a few hours. I had been really nervous that I was wasting their time or they'd think I was neurotic but they were amazing and completely reassured me that with any doubts, get it checked.

fabulous01 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:16:08

Agree. Great post. Glad all is good.

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