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Do they change?


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#1 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Hi everyone,

Yes I am asking again about movements. Have been to see my midwives and the assessment centre 3 times already and had a wellbeing ultrasound last week to check everything was ok because she regularly has days where she decides to go quiet and I barely feel any movements (and of course when she's on the CTG she's moving away happily). Everything has been fine.

Most of the doctors and midwives have told me the same thing, lie down when I'm concerned, drink something cold and sweet and wait. Sometimes it works, most often it doesn't. They've also said they are most active at night. Yeah, sometimes but some nights she doesn't want to. So I've got no patterns, no regularity yet...

Now I've heard that movements change around now...move from your kicking and things to rolling and nudges. Is this true?

Now before you go on to say your little one has been kicking and moving constantly.. that's great. I wish I had that. But if anyone else has had babies who are on the lazy side and can relate please let me know!

#2 jmaz86

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

I was told yesterday when I was in hospital that anything less than 10 movements a day is concerning...thats the only advice I can offer sorry, I hope someone can shed more light on the siutuation for you...maybe you just have a relaxed bub. But I can understand that you would be feeling worried being unable to pinpoint an activity regime.

#3 FEdeRAL

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

Do you have an anterior placenta? I had that with DD and because of that I could go a whole day without feeling her - depending on how she was positioned in the uterus.


#4 Cyaira

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

My bub has quiet days and quiet periods. I do have an anterior placenta which doesn't help. I have found that the later in pregnancy I go (37w atm) the more easily I can feel movements and the less worried I am. Baby has a definite 'awake' and 'asleep' cycle.

I do feel more rolling and stretching movements than kicks now but the movements aren't smaller or less frequent if that makes sense, and I still do get kicks and punches.

If in doubt, get it checked out.

#5 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

1) I have a posterior placenta and it's definitely not anterior
2) As for 10 movements a day... some days definitely... some days maybe not? I don't know. That's why I'm asking about the change in movements as they get bigger.
3) If in doubt get it checked....I had it checked last Monday and everything was fine. Even had an ultrasound and everything was fine.

Edited by Koobie83, 26 February 2013 - 10:39 AM.


#6 Soontobegran

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

If it will help relieve your stress then please go and be checked again. It really doesn't matter how often you go if you are going because you have concerns.
I have had some babies however who lived a very quiet life inside. original.gif  Our son I swear I forgot I was pregnant very many times as he was just as quiet as a mouse...he changed the moment he was born.

Lots of good luck.

#7 tidey2

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

With my first pregnancy and now this one I didn't feel much movement at all. I really have to be concentrating to feel movement unless of course baby is repositioning to play on my bladder. Some days it's not until I'm about to go to sleep that I even have time to think "have I felt the baby move today" and occasionally I'll get a kick or a roll but not always.

#8 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

I rang the midwives and was told that this is likely my normal. They said they've had me up there a few times now and the scan last week was normal so it's likely that I've just got a relaxed baby in there. I'm still not comfortable or relaxed with this. She suggested I eat and drink something cold and sweet. Bought some lemonade and had some chips (comfort food) and still nothing...
So over it...

#9 it'stime

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

I would go over a day without feeling DS. They had me writing logs etc due to concern. Even when having ultra sounds they would comment with how still he was.

He was a very passive and quiet child. Until he turned 2.  Now.... God help me!

Always been healthy btw.

Good luck to you.


#10 againagain

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE
I rang the midwives and was told that this is likely my normal. They said they've had me up there a few times now and the scan last week was normal so it's likely that I've just got a relaxed baby in there. I'm still not comfortable or relaxed with this.


Do you have anything in mind that would make you feel more relaxed at all? What about hiring a doppler to use at home? I'm guessing there is a limit to how many times they will pop you on the CTG or do an ultrasound if everything appears normal in previous tests.

It is quite possibly perfectly normal. One of mine was very quiet in utero, she just didn't thrash about that much. The further along I got the more I could feel the small movements and be reassured by those. I also found around the 30ish week mark that it depended on her position as to how many movements I could feel.


#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Oh OP sorry to read you are worried again. I have spoken to both my OB and his midwife about my lazy baby and apparently all is normal. My OB did a longer scan and was like see can you feel it moving and I couldn't lol but I could see it. We ha a 4d scan on the weekend and we were laughing at how laid back this baby is. Yes it worries me but I find the more I stress the less I feel.

#12 Madnesscraves

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

When you see your OB/midwives do they check the palcenta flow? my DD slowed down movements and turned out her placenta flow was restricted (I had BP issues) mind you. If you're genuinely not happy ask for the full work up. I remember waking up in the middle of the night pretty convinced something was wrong even though CTG was showing fine. It wasn't until I was 34 weeks it finally got worse and she was born at 36 weeks.

Look, likely scenario, you've got a relaxed baby. But if you feel it's more than that just keep going in. Tell them the lying down does nothing. See a GP instead and get a referral for a ultrasound work up? I'm no expert, but I'm of the opinion, when in doubt, get it check. Never mind if they get annoyed.

#13 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

Update - I had a meeting at work before and I looked down at my belly, and I saw my belly moving! Yet I couldn't feel it at all. But there she was wriggling away and I couldn't feel anything.
So I feel a tad more relaxed given I saw her moving.

@MadnessCraves - my ultrasound last week said my placenta looked good. I have no idea. Would another ultrasound show anything different to last week?

#14 Donuts08

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

If your worried just go there and ask for them to check, they shouldnt turn you away as you are a concerned mummy to be.



#15 Madnesscraves

Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

Hey OP, I have no idea. They just measured the flow every week then it was a whole less than it was a few days earlier. I think it would be noticeable to them if they were checking every visit against your case notes.

That must be so weird to see the belly move and not feel it!

#16 Koobie83

Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:27 AM

Yeah it was weird.
Update = She was a very busy baby last night. She must have decided to 'wake up' or something. This morning she's been moving well too. I think my midwives are right - this is likely normal for her to have a couple of quiet days just to drive her mother nuts.




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