<<considers namechange but can't be arsed>> Did anybody NOT have any movements at top of bump (ie just felt movements at bottom of bump)?
After a few days of very energetic movements (the baby, not me, I am a big walrus who doesn't move much) I am pretty much feeling all the movements at the bottom of my bump, with some "shifty" movements around the middle of it (does that make sense? I mean you can see a lump moving from side to side, rather than a kick type movement)
MW had a really good feel and said she thinks baby is head down but isn't 100% so will have another feel when I go back at 38 weeks. She said baby has a v hard bum (!) and that I have a lot of amniotic fluid (tis true, I always do, its like niagra falls when they go!)
BASICALLY - I'm trying to convince myself that the baby isn't breech. Come and make soothing noises and pat my back and agree. Or not
Yes, don't mean to worry you but what you describe is what I've been feeling since baby turned breech at 37.5 weeks on Friday. I also have some major pain/BHs for hours while baby tries to change position and fails. These to not feel like normal movements, just very strong cramps and pulling pains.
I can also feel a bony lump in the middle of my tummy at the top that I pointed out to the MW. She checked and so did her colleague but they couldn't be certain was a head until it was scanned. I suspect if it was my first it would have been missed until delivery
Phone the MW and ask them to arrange a scan ASAP, if they have to turn baby with an ECV it needs to be done now before baby gets to big or there is too little room/fluid.
They are trying to turn mine tomorrow when baby turned breech at 37.5 weeks. What you describe is what I'm getting most of the time.
I think you should definately talk to her or go and see her and ask for a scan. It only took 10 minutes to check. Baby was confirmed breech immediately and the rest of the time was taken up with measurements of baby, fluid, etc. She shouldn't be offended. Depending on the position of the baby and the number of children you have had, it may be possible to have a vaginal birth with a breech but it is best that they know beforehand.
The last thing you need is a mw who is inexperienced with breech births and baby presenting in a way that is risky. My baby is currently in a 'bad' breech position, presenting with one foot down. I'd have a better chance of a VB if it was bottom down, feet up.
My baby could push the cord out or slip out before I'm fully dilated so that the head would get stuck..
Midwife suspected I had a breech after examination at 41+4. Big boney lump at top front of bump that just sort of moves in and out mostly. Anyway, went for scan yesterday and it turns out all is fine, the head is well down.