I'm 21 weeks pregnant and have been feeling my baby kick and move for the past 2 and a half weeks constantly every day, since yesterday I haven't felt any movement or kicking and I'm getting really worried as it's not normal for him to not kick as he has been doing a lot everyday lately.... any advice appreciated right now 😣
I'd call your urgent midwife number on the front of your notes qnd ask them dor advice. They will probably suggest drinking a very cold drink then lie down on your left side and see if you can feel anything, give it 20 minutes. They may get you in on a monitor to check baby is ok. Good luck, it's scary when you don't feel them, my baby is 23 weeks and I had 2 days of reduced movement just this week.
I agree with Expecto, however when this happened to me around the same gestation I called the on-call midwife who told me to come in the next day to find the heartbeat with a doppler and give me some reassurance. Don't suffer alone, the midwives won't mind seeing you if you tell them you're worried
There should be a number on your notes for the Antenatal clinic or maternity assessment unit which is 24 hours. Your midwife won'the be on duty now. I've been in twice for reduced movement and they've always been lovely.
Try something very sugary, an iced cupcake or full fat can of cold Coke/ Fanta/ Dr Pepper etc. Your baby's still so small they can easily get into a position you can't feel him/ her. Sugar got mine doing a dance 9 times out of 10!
The newest guidance is get everything checked over; call the number on your notes and get have a once over. Cold drinks and rest is now old guidance; too many ladies were slipping through the net, they'd far rather check you over and give you reassurance / pick up anything that is wrong. Wishing you well!
In my notes I got given the number for antenatal ward. I actually ended up calling the postnatal ward by accident and the midwife who answered had a chat to me and forwarded me to the right person! Check which other numbers you have.
Call the maternity unit if you're worried. Your baby has probably turned and is kicking towards your back. This is very common. Your baby is about the same size as a carrot right now so quite easy to get lost.
They will only check for the heatbeat if you get seen as it's too early for an ECG