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How do you know if you have had a late mc?

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Nemo1977 · 11/08/2006 19:37

Just wondering if it can happen in the same way that a missed mc can? I am nearly 18wks and for past 2 days havent felt baby move and when I have tried with the doppler I cant find heartbeat. Is it time to start panicking or just put it down to baby hiding?

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Scoobydooooo · 11/08/2006 19:38

Hmm nemo i would go & be checked how often were you feeling baby move before hand?

Nemo1977 · 11/08/2006 19:39

it was on and off so nothing solid to go by but have tried all the tricks of drinking coke etc and nothing happening..doppler just not finding anything at all and have just tried for 45 mins.

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nicnack2 · 11/08/2006 19:40

i would go to your maty unit and have it checked. you will keep worrying

throckenholt · 11/08/2006 19:40

it maybe that the baby has moved position so you can't feel or detect it. But get to a midwife to get it checked - or go to the labour ward and they will check for you.

Hope everything is ok.

Scoobydooooo · 11/08/2006 19:40

Can you go to the hospital to be monitored?

MerlinsBeard · 11/08/2006 19:41

Nemo, even if someone tells you its normal, you will still worry with your history, is thee any way you can get seen this w/e?

Nemo1977 · 11/08/2006 19:44

will see about going are both in bed and nobody to call on to mind them. Just fretting and was semi hoping if you had a late mc then would be signs.

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wools · 11/08/2006 19:48

Hi Nemo, I didn't feel much movement at all around the 18 week mark. Don't forget they are still so tiny it's often difficult to feel anything. Try not to worry - I'm sure everything will be fine.

Nemo1977 · 11/08/2006 20:41

god feel so anxious now..starting to eat at me...arghhh...have had 3 mcs in past but never this late..trying to find out if there would be signs of something wrong..

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throckenholt · 11/08/2006 21:08

many many people don't feel any movement at all at that stage (me included - both times).

Also - I had lots of scans with my twins - and was amazed to see how much they were both moving when I could feel nothing at all.

Try not to worry - it is highly likely they baby is just in a different position.

Xena · 11/08/2006 21:38

Hi Nemo I had exactly the same at 18 weeks and the only thing that did it in the end was a warm bath. take care of yourself

Nemo1977 · 11/08/2006 21:42

thanks all am going to try doppler again before bed and in morning..if nothing will go to hospital

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Scoobydooooo · 11/08/2006 21:44

I used to find that dd did not move in the day but as son as i hit the ned she was awake & moving about. Goodluck & i really hope everything is fine x

Scoobydooooo · 11/08/2006 21:44

soon bed

sorry about my typo's

bobblehead · 11/08/2006 21:59

My doctor often took a bit to find dd's heartbeat so that could just be position. Also I didn't feel any movement at 18 weeks but even after that there were times the doctor would be checking me and tell me noise of static on doppler was baby moving and I couldn't even feel it then.
Get checked out as you will worry anyway but I'm sure things are fine, children are a worry from the moment they are conceived!

Nemo1977 · 12/08/2006 09:00

hi all thanks again..found the baby after a 2 hr search this Stupid doppler half has me in a panic and half reassures me..soo glad this will be the last..

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cupcakes · 12/08/2006 09:41

Am glad you managed to find heatbeat - I am purposely not using one of those this time because it panics me too much (I had a missed mc earlier this year).
Around three weeks ago I felt a lot of movement but recently nothing at all. Was so relieved to see that everything was alright at the scan and since then have begun to feel slight movements again. I am 21 weeks.
Have you got a scan booked soon?

Nemo1977 · 12/08/2006 16:18

cupcakes my scan has been moved from 25th to 31st which feels like a lifetime away. I know what you mean about the panicking though as have had 2 early mcs and then a missed mc which wasnt picked up until I was 15 wks. Luckily I have had dd since then but still feelings are set in stone.

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cupcakes · 12/08/2006 16:20

No wonder you're so nervous. 18 weeks is very positive though. I wish I could tell you to relax but I know it is impossible.

MerlinsBeard · 12/08/2006 20:10

glad everythings ok nemo try not to worry so much and put that doppler away

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