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    Default When to worry about movement?

    Just wondering at what gestation lack of movement becomes a concern?

    I'm 24 weeks and bub is usually very active, pretty much kicks up a storm on a predictable 3 hourly schedule. He's been very quiet today though. Still a few small movements though.
    But I know up to a certain point the amount of movement you feel can depend on bubs position.

    Is it only late 3rd trimester that its a cause for concern if bub's movement decreases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    Just wondering at what gestation lack of movement becomes a concern?

    I'm 24 weeks and bub is usually very active, pretty much kicks up a storm on a predictable 3 hourly schedule. He's been very quiet today though. Still a few small movements though.
    But I know up to a certain point the amount of movement you feel can depend on bubs position.

    Is it only late 3rd trimester that its a cause for concern if bub's movement decreases?
    Could be a quiet day.

    Have you actively tried to get bub to move? Drink something sweet/cold and lie down for a bit. Also is placenta anterior or posterior? If anterior bub could just be curled up near your back.

    If you can't feel any movement after actively trying maybe call your ob if you are still worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Could be a quiet day.

    Have you actively tried to get bub to move? Drink something sweet/cold and lie down for a bit. Also is placenta anterior or posterior? If anterior bub could just be curled up near your back.

    If you can't feel any movement after actively trying maybe call your ob if you are still worried.
    I've had a cold drink and lie down and had a couple of very small movements. Placenta is posterior.

    I'll see how he's going tomorrow, he usually wakes me up around 2am by kicking me really hard! Otherwise I'll give my OB a call.

    Just feeling a bit worried/anxious as I've had to take panadeine forte for sciatic pain (couldn't walk yesterday!). It just makes me worried that it will harm him somehow... 😕

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    I've had a cold drink and lie down and had a couple of very small movements. Placenta is posterior.

    I'll see how he's going tomorrow, he usually wakes me up around 2am by kicking me really hard! Otherwise I'll give my OB a call.

    Just feeling a bit worried/anxious as I've had to take panadeine forte for sciatic pain (couldn't walk yesterday!). It just makes me worried that it will harm him somehow... 😕
    Those meds are safe for pregnancy. Although I totally understand the feelings you are having.

    Hope you get kicked non stop tonight

    They always seem to like doing that when we are trying to sleep!

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    You poor thing :-( I lost so much sleep worrying about movement. I went in to my local hospy so many times to get put on the monitor - I'm sure they mentally rolled their eyes every time I walked in.

    I think there are some kick counter apps. Otherwise if you're worried go and get checked out Hun. I really don't think panadeine forte could have done anything but the worry over it is so stressful I know x

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    I used to have really active days followed by a day or two of inactivity/small movements. it used to be very stressful, so much so that I bought a Doppler that I used from time to time to reassure myself. I know that's not recommended btw so not implying anyone should do this.

    I reckon my ds got a bit quieter, esp towards the end. it used to freak me out terribly.

    if you're concerned, phone the hospital/your OB and get monitored. it's the only way to get peace of mind. it's a bit of a pain in the rear but you'll feel better so it's worth making a fuss.

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    oh and the cold drink thing never worked for me!! just putting it out there for anyone that tries it and doesn't get much of a response! I did it a few times and nothing.

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    Any change in baby's movement is worth getting checked out. 10 movements in 2hrs is considered ok by the Stillbirth foundation. If you've had a rest and a cold sweet drink and you still aren't getting movements like you normally would, call your hospital and get checked out. A decrease in fetal movements is usually the first sign that tells us something is wrong, which is why it is so important to trust your instincts. Majority of the time women will come in, be monitored on the CTG and their baby will become an acrobat. It's better to present a dozen times in your pregnancy and be reassured than to do nothing and have worst case scenario.

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    OP i really don't want to alarm you, but if you are ever concerned with lack of movement please go in and get checked. I learnt the hard way with this and lost our angel 7 weeks ago at 29 weeks gestation. I still haven't forgiven myself for not going in sooner, even though it may have already been too late for me. Again i don't want to scare you, but please if you are truly concerned, there is only 1 thing that you need to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMummaButterfly View Post
    OP i really don't want to alarm you, but if you are ever concerned with lack of movement please go in and get checked. I learnt the hard way with this and lost our angel 7 weeks ago at 29 weeks gestation. I still haven't forgiven myself for not going in sooner, even though it may have already been too late for me. Again i don't want to scare you, but please if you are truly concerned, there is only 1 thing that you need to do.
    I'm so so sorry for your loss, there are no words


 

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