as it was breech before, had an successful ECV Monday just gone and since then my tummy is rock hard solid and so sore etc but moving alot less but i put that down cos its head down and alot less room to move plus my tummy is hard.
Hi, they do say babies don't move as much when it's near the time to be born. Maybe you're not far away. tbh, mine is usually going at it none stop, but the more I think about it, he has gone a little quiet. I'm 38 weeks almost. I can't wait to get him out, I worry about everything, and will only be satisfied everything is 100% when I see him Good luck
Your tummy is probably still a bit bruised after the ECV so baby is probably moving more than you realise.
At 38 weeks, baby doesn't have room to kick and punch so the movements are more subtle, just wriggling and squirming to get comfy. You should still get about 10 a day but if you are busy you might not notice.
Cold and sugary foods might get a reaction from baby to ease your concerns
The other thing is they do settle right down during the last week to save their energy for birth.
If you have any concerns then it is a good idea to get it checked out, particularly as you've had an ECV, as reduced movements can indicate a problem. The important thing is what's normal for you - if I'd only had 10 movements a day I would have been very worried because mine used to move above 20 times an hour!
The hospital shouldn't mind speaking to you over the phone and advising what to do - I'd give them a ring.
I would speak to your midwife and see what she says and impress on her how much less frequent the movements are. Really, if there are concerns you need to get the baby's hearbeat monitored over a period of time, not just listened in to with the doppler, and they can only do this at the hospital.
It's almost certainly fine, so don't panic, but at this stage the baby's movements are the best way of assessing its health and IMO it's wise to get it checked out if you're concerned, which you obviously are as you've posted here!
Biglips - Are you eating as much as you normally would? What with your tummy being so painful you might have unconciously stopped eating as much, which might also have some effect. Definitely keep a kick diary, especially if you have time to sit down for a few hours, as I've found that when I'm up and about I don't really feel much going on, although I expect it still does still happen.
This is probably really bad advice, but if you're not happy with the situation just lie and say it seems to have stopped moving - then they will scan you I guess. You can always say when it does a big kick just when they're examining you "Oh, gosh, it's just moved now", all innocent.