Am 37 weeks and a couple of weeks ago the baby was 3/5 engaged, and I feel that he has got lower, so guess he is totally engaged.
For the last couple of days his movements have got fewer and seem somehow weaker. Am still getting more than 12 a day so it doens't seem worth calling the midwife, but it is a bit worrying. All the usual triggers don't seem to work so well.
Could it be because he has engaged? Anyone else had this?
They do move less once they are engaged (I'm 39 weeks now), but if you are at all unsure, just nip up the maternity monitoring unit and you can sit and listen to the heartbeat, which is very comforting.
im also 37 weeks pg and the movements have slowed down.when i told my midwife she said as long as i can still count 10 a day then thats quite normal,so i wouldnt worry too much but by all means contact your midwife if it puts your mind at rest
Another 37-weeker here - I've also experienced less movement over the last week or so, although it isn't always really 'less' movement, but just a different kind - not so many 'kicks', but rather pushing, stretching or (believe it or not) hiccups. It can be hard, at first, to identify these kinds of movement for what it is. I would think you have nothing to worry about, but I know the kinds of thoughts that are probably going round your head, so maybe pop to the MW to put your mind at rest.
All the best
Have put a call in, and waiting for her to get back to me. Am comforted by other 37 weekers and preggars. Berolina, the hiccups was one of the things that worried me slightly - he has been getting hiccups twice a day for the last few weeks and they have also been getting less.
Really grateful for all the responses - it's getting harder and harder to tell what is pregnancy paranoia and what is worth worrying about!
Wow preggars - good luck. It occurred to me that the quiet might be a sign of action stations as well, although I was hoping junior would wait a couple of weeks yet.
Hope all goes really well for you if this is it.
The baby has definitely been moving more since I posted! So was slightly embarrassed when I spoke to the midwife.
Am also feeling a new sensation today - this may sound a bit weird, but the only way I can describe it is that it's a bit like someone else clenching my buttocks for me! DH says he can't imagine what I mean, so wondering if anyone else felt this?
I've wondered that, Charbell. My baby has "clumps" of movements a few times a day when he moves for a while. I think that it is just twelve altogether - so theoretically you might get all twelve or more in a clump (although to be honest I would be a bit worried if he was only having one bout of moving a day).
Junior has spent the whole of this evening moving like he's squirming for England - am wondering whether all the various things I tried earlier are all working at once.
I did have a lot of ice cream (it's a tough job being pregnant).