I'm 32 weeks now and for the last few days I've been feeling fewer movements - before DS was v. active, so i'm wondering whether this is really just part of the third trimester or something to be concerned about?
The midwife had mentioned to me that as long as I feel 10 kicks a day, its all ok - i've certainly felt 10 kicks a day, but they are far less than before.
I was reading about pregnancy complications last night (shouldn't have done that) because now i'm convinced that DS might have the nuchal cord wrapped around or sthg like that.
Tried calling midwife this morning, but the answering machine cuts you off immediately - i couldn't even leave my phone number !
thanks for all the advice. can't seem to get hold of the midwives - it might well be that the baby has moved positions because before i was feeling kicks mostly on the left side and now the little that i am feeling is on the right side.
would the maternity ward be able to see me in the evening too? or like the scans, does this strap thing that they will put on is done during the morning only? i have an important work meeting and thought i could go to the hospital straight from there rather than leave now. That way DH can also join me.
yes will definitely keep you guys posted - thanks again.
Babies do slow down their movements late in the 3rd trimester just because there is less room for them to move around as it's more cramped in there. If you are feeling the 10 movements a day then I wouldn't worry about it.
Do you have an anterior placenta? This coupled with a change in the position of the baby can make it feel like the movements are reduced quite significantly - gave me a bit of a shock when it happened to me.
Hi firsttimer sure all is okay but def get checked out, if nothing else to put your mind at rest.
I delivered DD at 30+6 wks in December due to HELLP/Pre-eclampsia and reduced movements was something that I experienced.
Sure that you are fine but will do no harm to get checked out by your GP/MW - ask them to check your Urine and take PET bloods to make sure all okay.
Pre-eclampsia can come on very suddenly and and develop really quickly so always better to be safe than sorry.
Agree with what others have said about change in position of baby can reduce the number of movements you feel but looking back at my pregnancy diary this was something I experienced in the week before DD was delivered and I put it down to position when infact it was probably due to the pre-eclampsia.
yes that's true, its just i've already been to the hospital twice (once at 8 weeks and then again before my 20 week) with false alarms - they might stop seeing me (just kidding !).
Today was great, baby has been really active - phew ! Just watching out for any other symptoms based on rascal's post. Good thing is that my BP is in fact more on the low side than the high side - so less of a worry.
will try the cold orange juice next time i get my panic attack.