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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 12:54 PM   1
Talia12
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Do hiccups count as movement?


I haven't been able to focus on baby's movements as much today as I usually do, I've just sat down now to concentrate and she's got hiccups like mad. Does that count as movement, can I assume everything is okay and carry on as normal?



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 14:17 PM   2
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From what i remember the dont count as movement. I'd drink something ice cold or fizzy and see if that gets her moving.

I have days where i get in my car at the end of work and realise i have hardly had a chance to analyse his movements so i tend to drink something super cold, listen to some music or eat something and try and take 10/15 mins undisturbed to see if he moves (difficult with another child demanding your attention i am sure you will agree!)



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 14:43 PM   3
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Ok thank you! Good to know, I've wondered on other days too. She's been wriggling this evening so I'm feeling quite reassured.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 15:00 PM   4
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No they aren't classed as movements. If u have any worries go to your maternity unit so that they can assess you. I went twice in my pregnancy, both times I waited a while till I was sure the movements weren't the same but I still went and I didn't feel like I was wasting anyone's time because it was my baby's health



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 17:23 PM   5
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No they aren't classed as movements. If u have any worries go to your maternity unit so that they can assess you. I went twice in my pregnancy, both times I waited a while till I was sure the movements weren't the same but I still went and I didn't feel like I was wasting anyone's time because it was my baby's health
Thank you. I am actually in an uber on my way to the hospital now. I was in two minds about coming as it's already 10:30 pm but all day things just haven't felt quite right and I know that you should never ignore it.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 17:39 PM   6
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Itís reassuring if she has been doing some wriggling this evening. I hope everything is okay! Let us know how you go.



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 03:27 AM   7
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Itís reassuring if she has been doing some wriggling this evening. I hope everything is okay! Let us know how you go.
Thanks, yeah it was but then she quickly stopped again and I was driving myself insane thinking hmm those didn't seem as strong/long lasting as usual! In the end I said to dh, I'm not going to regret going to the hospital even if everything's fine, but I'd regret NOT going if it wasn't iyswim. I didn't get home till nearly 1am so collapsed into the shower then bed haha.
Everything seems ok, they put me on a trace for an hour and as soon as they put the belts on, TIGHT, she started kicking back against them. Then slowed down a bit again but I did get good movement and midwife said trace looked perfect.

They've called me back this morning for a scan to check fluid levels and baby's size just in case, and I have to have another trace done too. Can't fault the NHS. I actually already have a growth scan booked in 2 weeks due to minor small size concerns at 22 weeks but she said come in anyway and keep that appointment too. So I'm going to drop ds at school and get the bus there, but baby has been kicking this morning so hopefully all good! thanks ladies, glad I went in. Always better to.



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 04:58 AM   8
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I went once because my boy had been off for a day or so, the moment they put me on the monitor he literally went mental!! He was so active they couldn't get a proper trace I ended up there for hours while they tried to get a good trace, then he got hiccups and they couldn't get a trace because of that, they eventually sent me for a scan and it showed everything was fine but because they wanted a trace they put me back on the monitor and it took them another 40 minutes to get a good trace. I was never made to feel like I was a pain.
I also went up at about 35 weeks because I thought I was in labour because I had been sick and had back ache (that was essentially my daughter's labour) I have quick labours so didn't want to risk being at home, turned out I had a bug but they didn't make me feel like I shouldn't have gone up to get checked. Turns out i had another 6 weeks to wait for my little boy to show up lol.

Glad everything is ok with your little one, always go. Like u say u will never regret going up but u could regret ignoring it



 
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Glad you went up and everything was fine. Thats brilliant aftercare aswell. I had to go on a trace when pregnant with my DD due to an irregular heartbeat at one of my midwife apps. They were very good with me too. Its good they didnt make you feel like you were wasting their time cause you definitely werent.



 
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Old Nov 11th, 2017, 10:05 AM   10
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Itís reassuring if she has been doing some wriggling this evening. I hope everything is okay! Let us know how you go.
Thanks, yeah it was but then she quickly stopped again and I was driving myself insane thinking hmm those didn't seem as strong/long lasting as usual! In the end I said to dh, I'm not going to regret going to the hospital even if everything's fine, but I'd regret NOT going if it wasn't iyswim. I didn't get home till nearly 1am so collapsed into the shower then bed haha.
Everything seems ok, they put me on a trace for an hour and as soon as they put the belts on, TIGHT, she started kicking back against them. Then slowed down a bit again but I did get good movement and midwife said trace looked perfect.

They've called me back this morning for a scan to check fluid levels and baby's size just in case, and I have to have another trace done too. Can't fault the NHS. I actually already have a growth scan booked in 2 weeks due to minor small size concerns at 22 weeks but she said come in anyway and keep that appointment too. So I'm going to drop ds at school and get the bus there, but baby has been kicking this morning so hopefully all good! thanks ladies, glad I went in. Always better to.
Hey , how are you feeling now ?



 
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