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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 11:52 AM   1
Gina91
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less movement at 39 weeks...


I think I've read this is normal?
Is that right?
I can still feel light wriggling but not quite as strong as before.

Please tell me labour is imminent!



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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 16:12 PM   2
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Never heard of that theory, baby has less room to move so cant kick as hard, dunno if it effects labour tho ?



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 16:40 PM   3
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I'm interested in this too as I'm getting movements but just not quite as forceful as they were.



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 17:28 PM   4
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I was getting little to no movement the other day, went in for a CGT and was told that it was baby's position that was masking the effects of the movement - he was still active, but I just couldn't feel it.

If you are concerned, call your MW - better safe than sorry.

Sadly, it's no guarantee of labour... I was in on Wednesday with "perceived decreased foetal movement", and he's still nestled in there 4 days later.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 00:33 AM   5
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Please please please go & get checked, I don't want to scare anyone but my friend was saying the same thing at 37 weeks & everyone kept telling her don't worry it's just cause baby doesn't have any room left - 2 days later she felt nothing all day & finally went to get checked & her baby had passed away , we are still waiting for autopsy results to find out why but they said we may never know, always gets checked if you feel like something is wrong :-)



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 00:44 AM   6
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Please please please go & get checked, I don't want to scare anyone but my friend was saying the same thing at 37 weeks & everyone kept telling her don't worry it's just cause baby doesn't have any room left - 2 days later she felt nothing all day & finally went to get checked & her baby had passed away , we are still waiting for autopsy results to find out why but they said we may never know, always gets checked if you feel like something is wrong :-)

Oh goodness that's just awful So sorry for your friend. Hope they find answers.
We had a scare on Friday(at 33 weeks). I thought the bub was moving less on the Thursday called the MW and she asked us to have a cold drink/chocolate and monitor his movements. He did move and we could count about 8-10 in an hour. However I just felt his movements that day were different and then same thing next morning. Just wasn't the same so went in and did a Stress test. Bub was having a nice long snooze! All good However it's good to be reassured! They did say we'd done the right thing and to come in if you're not happy. Definitetly recommend it- Better safe than sorry!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 06:33 AM   7
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If you have reduced movements/not as they were it is best to go and get checked out, I had reduced movements with DS2 at around 36weeks and went in for monitoring and they wanted me in a couple of consecutive days to do monitoring and had to stay in for one night and they sent me for a growth scan as they were worried baby was small, everything was fine in the end and it turned out my placenta had moved to the front of my bump hence why I wasn't feeling much but its definitely better to be than safe than sorry.

Hope everything is ok with your LO

PS. they dont mind you going in and would rather check you out as their priority is yours and baby's safety



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 06:39 AM   8
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Its normal for baby to run out of room a bit so you can ger less movement. Still should be getting good movement tho.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 08:27 AM   9
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ANY change in movements needs to be looked at my a MW.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 10:58 AM   10
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If in doubt, ALWAYS get checked.

I have been in 3 times in the past week for a heart trace and scans. Very boring ... but necessary as I have an anterior placenta and the baby is in an odd position where I can't really feel her move sometimes.

Every single time, they have drummed into me that it's important to keep calling them when there's reduced movement. Even with my situation, they want to look at the scan to see the baby moving.

One time when I was there a woman was on her way out after a (thankfully) normal heart trace and scan and she apologised to the nurse for 'wasting her time'. The nurse was very firm that it was NOT a waste of time, and said, "We're dealing with human lives here!"

It will almost certainly be ok, but call your midwife - it is relatively cheap and easy for them to send you for monitoring, as opposed to the potentially tragic alternative. As mine said to me, "You're so close to the finish line, it would be awful if something went wrong now that could have been avoided."



 
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