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Can't feel the baby moving (18 wks) sould i worry?

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nobodysfool Thu 21-Aug-08 22:56:00

I have felt movements from early on in this pregnancy-this is dc #2.
But over the last 2 weeks i have only felt one very small movement.
I have total previa and have had 5 major hemmorages(sp?) in the last 3 weeks.
I'm sure the baby is ok as i listen to its heartbeat with a fetal monitor everynight and all sounds well but it's really worrying me that i can't feel and movement.
Is it possible that he/she has moved so far back that i'm not feeling the movements anymore?
I have got a scan next week but i just need a bit of advice really,Sorry if this all sounds paranoid.

cece Thu 21-Aug-08 22:57:36

I think you should phone the day assessment unit and see if you can pop in for some reassurance. I had soemthing similar to this.

lisad123 Thu 21-Aug-08 22:59:05

if your worried go in to hospital, better to be safe. You know your body and your baby so you know whats not normal for you. I know I didnt feel much at 18wks, just butterfly type movement. Hope your ok

bethoo Thu 21-Aug-08 22:59:30

most people do not feel the baby move til well after 20 weeks so as long as you can hear the heart beat i would not panic too much.

nobodysfool Thu 21-Aug-08 23:01:06

I would feel like a fake going into hosp as i can hear the babys heartbeat.I think i need to get a grip!

cece Thu 21-Aug-08 23:02:44

I agree with lisa - you know when something isn't right, even when the midwives say things like not every one even feels their baby move at 18 weeks.

nobodysfool Thu 21-Aug-08 23:07:28

my midwife is worse than rubbish.
She is impossible to contact and doesn't return any phone calls.

lisad123 Thu 21-Aug-08 23:10:07

cece I knew with both of mine that something wasnt right never good, and how do you explain a gut feeling to a doc blush

cece Thu 21-Aug-08 23:11:48

Yes I was right too sad

nobodysfool Thu 21-Aug-08 23:14:22

now i'm really worrying....

lisad123 Thu 21-Aug-08 23:15:57

if your worried please go, my girls were fine in the end, just to say that. but please trust your gut feelings. I didnt care how stupid i felt, i would have kicked myself if something worse had happened.

cece Thu 21-Aug-08 23:20:03

Yes but you can hear a heartbeat so that is a positive.

If I were you I would get seen at the day assessment unit tomorrow, you can phone and go direct without speaking to your mw usually.

nobodysfool Thu 21-Aug-08 23:44:48

ok.thanks for your advice.x

nobodysfool Thu 21-Aug-08 23:44:49

ok.thanks for your advice.x

JayneF Thu 21-Aug-08 23:52:40

I was 22 wks before I felt either of mine. smile

cece Fri 22-Aug-08 10:26:43

How are you today nobodysfool?

CuckooClockWorkOrange Fri 22-Aug-08 10:28:33

You're entitled to be anxious because of the haemorraging though. But a heartbeat means baby is well.

Upwind Fri 22-Aug-08 10:30:17

Hope you've had good news.

I am in a similar situation and have just devoured a magnum in three mouthfulls in the hope of shocking the baby into moving.

It didn't work sad

nobodysfool Sat 23-Aug-08 12:56:32

Still no movement but listened to their heatbeat this morning and heard lots of movement.I think they have just moved so far back it cant feel it!

Upwind-Try a mars bar and a can of full fat coke -it worked everytime with ds.
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