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decrease in movements at 35 wks - please reassure me....

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blossom2 Wed 22-Jun-05 14:57:02

Baby has been moving less over the past few days, however bump is hardy and feels much lower. Would not be surprised if she is engaged, however should i be worried about the decrease in movements. She used to be right mover!!!

Second pregnancy but completely forgotten what is was like with the first.

What do you think?? doctors appt in about 2 weeks so don't want to make an emergency appt and seem silly, especially since i'm in foreign country etc....

many thanks

bundle Wed 22-Jun-05 14:59:29

i monitored movements at the end of my first pg because i'd noticed a change, but do get this checked out, please don't think you're making a fuss, x

HellKat Wed 22-Jun-05 15:00:12

Give your mw a call. Like you said babba's probably engaged and can't move much.
It'll put your mind at rest.
Take it easy and relax

Redhelen Wed 22-Jun-05 18:37:39

Any news - did you get hold of the mid wife.

I'm sure your engaged and baby has run out of room for its norma gymnastics!

Take care

blossom2 Wed 22-Jun-05 18:41:00

i'm being taken care of by a doctor as there are few midwives here (france). tried to call the doctor but he's not there this afternoon.

However did read on babycenter.co.uk that its quite common since the baby is bigger as well. So have relaxed a little...

i really miss not having NHS direct...

starlover Wed 22-Jun-05 18:42:06

it's probably just because baby is bigger and has less room for those more gymnastic manouevres!

but do get hold of your midwife/doctor to put your mind at rest!

christie1 Thu 23-Jun-05 02:32:38

I have had 5 babies and all movement decreased at that stage, due to bigger size of baby. The test, you should have 10 movements of the baby per hour as a rough guide according to doctors. I found eating something with sugar, like chocolate or sugary juice seemed to make the baby move. Crazy I know, but it seemed like the sugar rush worked for both me and baby. Also, I would lie and sing to the baby and he/she would move to the sound (probably telling me to shut up, it's trying to sleep).

Blackduck Thu 23-Jun-05 02:48:48

Was advised to always get it checked if baby is moving signifcantly more or less.....try drinking cold water (supposed to get them going - don't know why...)

Nat777 Thu 23-Jun-05 12:26:16

I have recently been given a kick chart by the hospital as my movements have decreased ALOT, I am 32 + 3. I was told I needed 10 movements in a 12 hour period and if I didnt get these, to go back into hospital.

I note someone here says ten per hour!!???

snailspace Thu 23-Jun-05 12:35:28

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mamadadawahwah Thu 23-Jun-05 13:03:16

Same happened to me. Less room to move about. Baby is becoming engaged ready to meet you.

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