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theresaplaceforus Mon 24-Aug-20 20:14:44

32+5. I went in yesterday for reduced movements and monitor picked up a good few I could only feel two. They gave me a follow up this morning and monitored again, last night at home in the night it still wasn’t as much as normal but this morning I feel she is back to her busy little self again. On the monitor I felt lots but still nowhere near as many as the monitor is actually picking up. If I was asked, i now currently don’t feel worried about her movements at present.
They have given me a scan tomorrow, said it was what they usually do - I was just wondering the reason for this? And if anyone else has been referred for a scan after monitoring for reduced movements coming back all ok. I’m a FTM and not entirely sure how these things work or if I should be worried that they are sending me for a scan.

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overwork Mon 24-Aug-20 20:17:45

Hiya, I do these scans all the time for work. It's just to make sure there is nothing going on with the baby that night be causing the reduced movements. It's guidelines - you have to offer a growth scan for reduced movements (after so many weeks gestation). They will just measure how baby is growing, check blood flow between placenta and baby, and check the fluid. Vast majority of times the scan is completely normal.

theresaplaceforus Mon 24-Aug-20 20:43:14

@overwork oh thank you so much for your reply - that’s made me feel a lot better x

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AlviesMam Mon 24-Aug-20 20:46:01

Hi I'm 30 weeks and was offered a scan after reduced movement. It's because I still wasn't happy with the amount of kicks I was feeling and i was monitored a lot and didn't feel half the kicks she was actually doing. I think it's protocol especially if you weren't feeling a lot on the monitor xxx

Laaalaaaa Mon 24-Aug-20 20:57:05

I had this at 30 weeks, reduced movements so hooked up to the monitor, all went well but booked in the following morning for a reassurance scan. Scan showed reason for lack of movements was baby decided to stick their foot over their head. Went back at 39 weeks for reduced movements a second time. After heart rate monitor showed no issues I was booked in for another scan 2 days later. As my bp was on the higher side I wasn’t immediately discharged then the next shift consultant decided I should be induced due to being full term. Baby is a perfectly healthy 10 month old.

DJBebe Mon 24-Aug-20 21:00:42

I went in 2 weeks ago with reduced movements and although the CTG was ok because I was not feeling the movements still I was offered a scan which showed normal development.
I went in the 2nd time this weekend at 34 weeks with reduced movements and I've been offered a 2nd scan to check the waters around the baby.
@overwork do yiu know if they will take the baby's measurements again or just look at the amniotic fluid?
Hope all goes well for you all.

Heyha Mon 24-Aug-20 21:06:12

I had a scan after my second visit for RFM (all fine, just anterior placenta and baby in a funny position).

Hopefully you won't need it later but I had a slow down in growth at my last midwife appointment so got sent in for another scan and discussion....because I'd had the scan at 32 (I think) weeks they had more data on the growth chart that led to them deciding to induce...without the 32 week scan I don't know how the conversation would have been different but they definitely mentioned it as being useful. So I'd definitely have the extra scan but don't read too much into it as PP have said

overwork Mon 24-Aug-20 21:42:59

@DJBebe it depends how long inbetween the scans and the protocol at your hospital. At mine we would only do measurements again after a minimum of 14 days. Some hospitals like to wait 3 weeks inbetween measurements. If we had to do a scan in less than 14 days, we would just check blood flow from the placenta and fluid.

@theresaplaceforus I'm glad it helped. Now you can try and enjoy getting to see your baby again

Louisg Sun 30-Aug-20 17:42:01

I had reduced movements during my last half of pregnancy. Had around 3 extra scans to check growth and blood flow and was monitored at hospital several times. Everything was fine but I was induced at 40 +3 as they said they didn't want to risk letting me go any further

New2020 Mon 31-Aug-20 03:15:39

Interesting that a lot of hospitals offer a scan..my one didn't and though I asked they said it wasn't needed as the heartbeat was fine

Daisysandviolets Mon 31-Aug-20 07:34:39

My hospital offer a scan if you have more than two episodes within 21 days.

Beni1993 Mon 31-Aug-20 07:49:51

I am FTM too, 38 weeks and 4 days, I was in hospital last week for the exact same situation and I was referred for a scan. They offer scans if you have had reduced movements more than once and also if you seem anxious just to give peace of mind (which was what happened in my case). They just check that the blood flow between umbilical cord, placenta and in the brain is okay. They said to me that if they had serious concerns as a result of monitoring me, I would be kept in on constant monitoring until a scan can be done rather than scheding one in for the next day but that it was just a precaution.

theresaplaceforus Mon 31-Aug-20 12:58:25

It’s nice to hear other people’s experiences. I think possibly similar to you @Beni1993 they may have given me the scan because I was quite anxious, although BP was high and in a way it’s lucky they did as it has picked up baby’s tummy is just slightly on the smaller side - not outside the range of normal but they are repeating in 2 weeks to have another look, I’ll be 35 weeks by then so I’m assuming if an early delivery needs to happen for some reason it will still be safe for baby - that’s my main worry really.

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