So this is the first time I’ve ever wrote on this and I just needed some advice so I’ll apologize now for the long paragraph
I’m 26 weeks and 2 days pregnant, yesterday and today baby hasn’t been moving as much as she normally would, I’ve tried just laying there, drinking a cold drink, playing music into my stomach and nothing has really worked.. I can’t phone my midwife as my original one left and now I’m in between two (one which I haven’t met yet) my doctors isn’t open and I really have no idea if this is normal and whether she’s just having a lazy day or whether something is wrong. Also last night I had really bad lower back pain and couldn’t get comfortable as it was so painful, luckily I took some paracetamol and fell asleep
Also just to add in there that this is my first baby and I’m only 17
Call the hospital maternity unit, the numbers will be in your maternity notes/book or on their website. Your local midwife/doctors can't do anything, the hospital might ask you to come in to be monitored for a bit.
Definitely call the maternity assessment unit number in your notes and they'll advise you what to do and whether to come in for monitoring. Don't ever feel embarrassed or daft about calling them with your concerns, I have loads of times and they've always encouraged me to do so again if I'm worried about anything.
MAU will want to see you today. Pack a bag of essentials (change of clothes, phone charger, face wipes and deodorant and a book) whilst phoning the hospital and either have some drive you immediately or get a taxi.
In my area the maternity unit refuses to monitor under 28 weeks.
I had a day of reduced movement at about 26 weeks and got told to lay on my left for 2 hours and have a cold drink and count the kicks. Apparently I should have had ten. If not then I should call my community midwife to arrange a dipper to hear heartbeat.
I was furious at this advice but no matter what they refused to have me in and check me.
Fortunately during that 2 hour rest period I did get some movements. God forbid what would have happened if I hadn't.
Hopelessly hopeful... what else could they have done?? The advice at any stage is to take time to feel baby’s movements. Presumably if you hadn’t felt any you would have phoned your midwife and been seen?
I’ve had days and days of baby moving about non stop and then a day or two of barely anything. I phoned my midwife and was told that the baby will have quiet days sometimes, and it to really worry until after 30 weeks.