I'm 35+5 weeks pregnant today. Bump has himself in a lovely routine (normally), so I know to expect lots of big movements in the morning, a quiet afternoon, lots of movement in the evening and then quiet at night. I felt him move yesterday lunchtime, but nothing during the evening other than a few 'flutters' that were barely noticeable. He has occasionally had quiet evenings, especially if I've been busy, and so I didn't think much of it, but when he didn't move this morning, I phoned the hospital who asked me to go in for monitoring.
I was hooked up to the monitor for about an hour and a half, and during this time only felt three very light movements - nothing like normal. the midwife said that movement could be seen from the read out, but that it must be light if I couldn't feel it, so sent us for a scan to check blood flow etc.
The scan showed everything was normal, and that our little man is weighing around 6lbs 13oz. When I went back to the midwife with the scan print out, she said to wait while she spoke to the Doctor. A while after, she said that as movement was registered and the scan showed nothing wrong they were happy that the baby is okay, but the worry is that if I can't feel him if he were to stop all movements, I wouldn't know about it, so I'm back in for monitoring again on Thursday.
Has anybody else experienced something similar? I left the hospital nearly six hours ago, and there's still no movements. If the monitoring on Thursday shows he is okay but I still can't feel him, does anybody have any clue what they do. I'd really just like to know he is okay myself without needing to be hooked up to a machine.
I went in for monitoring with the exact same thing nearly three weeks ago. I could not feel much ater having weeks of quite vigourous movements from LO. The CTG and scan showed many movements whcih i just could not feel so they were happy fro me to go. Since then i have felt much less than usual. BUT, my abdomen is regualrly quite tight (BHs) and i attribute this to not feeling the movements so much and because the baby has less room-so movements are more like "squirms" than full on kicks.
I don't know if that helps-but i definetly understand your anxieties
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