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Bump has changed shape really worried :(

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MummytoLeoxx Sun 27-Nov-16 11:16:02

Looking for some reassurance as I'm worried and hate ringing up triage because they make you feel so silly.
First baby 6 days over due my stomach has gone flat and flabby and wrinkly I can even pinch it together. Baby is just poking out on one side, feeling movements still but very rare and not very strong.
Have attached pics sad

P1nkP0ppy Sun 27-Nov-16 11:22:25

Has the head engaged? If you've worried do phone because that's what they're there for op.

imnervous Sun 27-Nov-16 11:24:06

Please ring OP, I'm sure triage won't mind! They'd rather check you over than have you stressed.

InglouriousBasterd Sun 27-Nov-16 11:25:01

You do really need to phone to get the movement checked if it has slowed down - you need to go in for assessment.

flumpybear Sun 27-Nov-16 11:25:12

Your baby may just have moved however, phone the midwife service as you're clearly worried, it will help to lower your stress levels
Hope alls ok flowers

MistyMinge Sun 27-Nov-16 11:26:56

Baby has probably moved position but keep a close eye on movements and if you're concerned then please do phone up triage. Try having a cold glass of water and lying down on your side to get baby moving.

PipersPiping Sun 27-Nov-16 11:33:30

Ring, don't worry about feeling silly, if it puts your mind at rest thats all that matters.

ChipIn Sun 27-Nov-16 11:33:54

If movements are reduced please call them. I have a good friend who thought she was wasting their time but ended up needing a c section within a couple of hours of being checked. Better to waste time with your midwife than speculate on the internet when it comes to something like this.

bobbinpop Sun 27-Nov-16 11:36:42

Please do ring up and go in for monitoring as soon as possible. Ignore anyone who makes you feel silly; any decent health professional will not! I went in with my last pregnancy and they said to go without hesitation if movement changes/slows from what is normal.

drinkyourmilk Sun 27-Nov-16 11:41:35

I'd also recommend calling triage- you have reduced movements which could be serious.
Change in bump shape wouldn't worry me so much as it's likely baby has just engaged.

gamerchick Sun 27-Nov-16 11:46:36

Your baby has just probably engaged. Its where the pregnant waddle really comes into its own.

However reduced movements always should be checked, even if it turns out to be nothing. Good luck.

PotteringAlong Sun 27-Nov-16 11:47:10

Definitely agree that ring due to a change in movements. Your bump will change shape as the head engages.

Could your waters have broken (mine once went in the bath and I didn't realise)?

MummytoLeoxx Sun 27-Nov-16 11:49:49

I've just had a shower and he's started to kick now. I've been abit wetter down there but don't think waters have gone.
Going to keep an eye on his movements and call up in a hour.

MummytoLeoxx Sun 27-Nov-16 11:51:54

I texted and called my midwife earlier on this week about my concerns she ignored me didn't even bother to reply. Dreading seeing her again now on Tuesday. They really make you feel horrendous!

RNBrie Sun 27-Nov-16 11:53:21

It could be that your baby is back to back, my bump was softer in the front when the baby was engaged as she had spun round. It's not a problem other than it can make labour a bit longer. Given that you're 6 days late please call them, any change should be checked out. They won't mind!!

bobbinpop Sun 27-Nov-16 11:58:11

Don't wait to call, you'll have to wait in a queue when you go in, particularly as it's the weekend. Ring now! Please. Don't let anyone make you feel bad; I do understand, but you need to keep telling yourself that you and your baby are more important than anyone's attitude.

Nikki2ol6 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:19:30

I would just call maternity and they will have a feel of your tummy and most likely they will say baby has dropped and labour is very close..... however im having similar problems with my bump going down and seeing the outline of the baby but I'm only 34 weeks and I told my midwife and she had a feel and said yea she can feel my baby too easily so I'm having a scan tomorrow to check fluid but I know I haven't been leaking

MummytoLeoxx Sun 27-Nov-16 14:55:36

Thanks ladies for encouraging me to go! Being induced tomorrow xxx

myoriginal3 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:57:23

Oh. Why are they inducing

MummytoLeoxx Sun 27-Nov-16 15:01:26

I had reduced movement a few weeks ago and this is second episode now xx

Nikki2ol6 Sun 27-Nov-16 15:08:55

I have been induced twice for reduced movements. It went ok both times and my babies arrived safely. Good luck! .. xx

bobbinpop Sun 27-Nov-16 18:08:35

Good luck! Last word of advice: be assertive about what you want/need, don't let anyone make you feel you can't speak up. I hope it goes well for you, such a wonderful experience to meet your newborn baby! flowers

ChipIn Sun 27-Nov-16 21:58:44

So glad you got checked OP. Good luck and enjoy getting to know your baby

PipersPiping Sun 27-Nov-16 22:05:23

Good luck! X

PotteringAlong Mon 28-Nov-16 20:33:48

How are you (both?! grin) op?

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