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November 22nd, 2010, 10:39 AM
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I'm trying not to get completely freaked out, but Kennedy has been really quiet the last two days. I called my midwife this morning, and she had me come in. She listened to her heartbeat for awhile and said she sounded perfect, but wanted me to continue monitoring her activity until 7pm, and then call her and let her know. Depending how active she is, she may send me to the hospital for a non-stress test. I'm hoping she gets going and we don't have to go that route, or if we do that it goes well and we can just come home and go on with our normal care at the birth center.

She said that she might just be changing her sleeping patterns or having a growth spurt, or that she may have changed positions and because of the anterior placenta I'm not feeling as much movement as I was before. Whatever it is - I really wish she'd just start her little gymnastics routine again!
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November 22nd, 2010, 10:59 AM
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I've experienced that a few times as well. I think sometimes the baby goes through growth spurts in the womb, just like after they are born. A lot of babies become tired during that time. It could just be that. It sounds like your midwife is taking appropriate action in recommending an NST if the decreased movement continues.
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November 22nd, 2010, 11:57 AM
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It happens, especially where you are in the pregnancy. When they bigger, you feel everything, LOL. I had many times a freak out when I did not feel movements. Drinking orange juice or something helped I hope all is well with you and Kennedy!
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November 22nd, 2010, 04:39 PM
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She started moving around more tonight, and she's definitely in a different spot because I'm not feeling the kicks as low as they were before. DH surprised me with Godiva chocolate covered strawberries, and that REALLY got her moving. I talked to the midwife again and she said she wasn't concerned, that any change in her position could cause me to feel the movement differently or less because of the placenta, and that if I have any other concerns I can come in anytime and they'll check her heart tones.
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I had a patient with an anterior placenta and she never ONCE felt a baby movement her ENTIRE pregnancy! LOL
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November 22nd, 2010, 04:58 PM
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I am having the same issue (Jelly Bean is moving, just not as vigorously as usual)... and my midwife gave me the same response. I guess they can't be moving ALL the time, but it sure would give me some peace of mind!

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I had a patient with an anterior placenta and she never ONCE felt a baby movement her ENTIRE pregnancy! LOL
Wow! That would freak me out!
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i went into L&D (after my MW told me to) at 25w3d with Brylie, because I hadn't remembered feeling her for 2 days...she was in a weirddd position, and I had an anterior placenta as well. I'm glad she's moving and grooving for you again...and now I want chocolate covered strawberries!!!
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I had a patient with an anterior placenta and she never ONCE felt a baby movement her ENTIRE pregnancy! LOL
That would be HORRIBLE! I cannot even imagine! I guess I should be grateful for what I've got!

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...and now I want chocolate covered strawberries!!!
I'd send you some....but I ate them all already!

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I guess they can't be moving ALL the time, but it sure would give me some peace of mind!
Agreed! She could at least be awake and moving at the same time I'm awake so I'm not worrying about her! I swear I'm going to wake up all night tonight just to see if she's moving.
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(((hugs))) I'm glad she's wiggling again. Sometimes my sleep pattern would change - and then she'd be asleep when I was awake. Freaked me out good a couple of times. Later in my pregnancy I'd poke her till she'd move sometimes - she's now taking her revenge!
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I'm glad your midwife was taking caution... and glad that baby startled wiggling some more! Those anterior placentas can be such stinkers... I had one with Kate, and there were times if she was in the wrong position I couldn't feel things the same way. With my history that *really* freaked me out.
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November 23rd, 2010, 06:08 AM
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Sounds like you have an awesome midwife... and husband! Those strawberries sound so good..

Glad she's moving around for you again. I remember parts of my pregnancy with Jacob where I wouldn't remember feeling him all day, but at night he'd perk up. I think my activity during the day would lull him to sleep a lot because I was constantly moving.
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I'm trying not to get completely freaked out, but Kennedy has been really quiet the last two days. I called my midwife this morning, and she had me come in. She listened to her heartbeat for awhile and said she sounded perfect, but wanted me to continue monitoring her activity until 7pm, and then call her and let her know. Depending how active she is, she may send me to the hospital for a non-stress test. I'm hoping she gets going and we don't have to go that route, or if we do that it goes well and we can just come home and go on with our normal care at the birth center.

She said that she might just be changing her sleeping patterns or having a growth spurt, or that she may have changed positions and because of the anterior placenta I'm not feeling as much movement as I was before. Whatever it is - I really wish she'd just start her little gymnastics routine again!
That's what I was going to say. I've had those incidences with Kailey and Nola as well. Have you done the orange juice thing?

Oh just read the whole thread - glad baby is moving again
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November 23rd, 2010, 01:01 PM
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glad she started moving again, i had a few scares with Athena because of an anterior placenta
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November 23rd, 2010, 05:41 PM
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I am so glad she's back to moving around more! Your midwife sounds like a good one that really listens to your concerns.
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