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Old 08-15-2006, 08:45 AM   #1
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Decreased Fetal Activity - Help!!

I noticed a decrease in fetal movement the past 2 weeks. I'm currently between 34 & 35 weeks (per my last visit). I went into the dr. office yesterday to be put on the monitor. The baby didn't move much at all, the nurse had to stimulate me so they poked and squeezed and didn't get any response so they placed a top of a metal cannister on my tummy and hit it w/ a scissor finally the baby responded w/ one short movement. The heart rate remained stable throughout the whole process. I was told that if the baby does not respond to stimulation than there may be a need for concern. Does anyone agree with this? Has anyone been through this w/ their pregnancy???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Decreased Fetal Activity - Help!!

You are almost do and sometimes when the space for the baby is reduced the baby may not move as much anymore. I have 3 children and with all three I experienced alot less movement during my last few weeks. I noticed boys usually do that more than girls do (do you know what your having)?

Anyways it is best you keep that monitored very carefully just in case.




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Old 08-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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Re: Decreased Fetal Activity - Help!!

i had decreased fetal movement at 35 weeks and problems with my health were developing and ds had to be delivered at 36 weeks i am not saying this is the samein your case i am trying to highlight i would get double checked my worst fear after m/c was stillbirth. i hope they are monitoring you regualry wishing you the best
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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Re: Decreased Fetal Activity - Help!!

Thank you for your reponses. I do understand that after lightening occurs (which I believe it has with me) that the baby is kind of set in place and movements become less frequent. I just can't stop worrying though.

I had 3 1st trimester m/c's and now I find myself worrying about the baby's well being at this point. I don't even want to refer to it. I just hope this child is okay.

The u/s had showed that we were having another girl but I've always felt it was a boy and my dr. even believe's it's a boy too. As long as the baby is healthy that's all that matters.

Do either of you think an ultrasound would be a good idea?

 
Old 08-15-2006, 02:35 PM   #5
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hi yes a u/s would be good if it puts your mind at rest i am all for mommys having u/s for reassurance. i also had an early m/c in my previous pg, so be reassuredeven though when we are pg we fear our babys will neve make it, they do ds is 5 months and just great wishing you the best
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:41 PM   #6
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Yes a u/s would be a great idea. A simple u/s can tell you so much about the babys condition. When I was pregnant and even though the docs would say that my babys were fine, I would still go on and have a u/s done. I had one done every 2 months all through my pregnancys....

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Old 08-16-2006, 06:05 AM   #7
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Re: Decreased Fetal Activity - Help!!

HI there

I am always the first one to tell people not to overlook decreased movement. I had the same problem between 31-36 weeks in my previous pregnancy and my baby died at 36 weeks. What did the doctor say about the lack of response with the baby? They need to send you for an ultrasound right away and do a biophysical, which examines the babys oxygen, blood flow, breathing movements, muscle tone and movement and gives a score in each area. If the baby scores low, they will have to discuss the possible problem and maybe deliver early. I really hope it is nothing in your case, and that all turns out well. But if you are worried and have a gut feeling something isn't right, don't just let it go.

Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:52 AM   #8
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Re: Decreased Fetal Activity - Help!!

Hope2Heal - this is my fear as well. After the m/c's I can't help but worry more than normal. I called the nurse and they are sending me for a u/s today at 3:15 - so I am waiting anxiously. I will feel much better after this is done. I pray that all is well w/ this little baby. I'll be sure to respond when I find out what's going on.

Thanks so much for all your opinions. I really don't know what I should be feeling b/c they say every pregnancy is different. With my daughter I felt her move 10 times w/in a 10 minute period for months. She was very active. So this feels very funny for me. I'm just very glad that I'm having an u/s done.

 
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hi michey
just wondered and praying all is fine, how did it go? hope you are well
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:46 AM   #10
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I had the ultrasound done yesterday w/ a biophysical profile. Of course the technician can not tell you anything so I should be hearing from my ob this morning. I'm going to call when they open b/c I'm to anxious.

When I find out the results I will let you guys know.

The BPP tests fetal breathing, heartrate, amniotic fluid levels right? I know she was also monitoring the baby's movements. So I'm hoping this will give us a good idea about what's happening if anything.

Thanks for your help guys. I'll let ya know when I find out.

 
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