Hi guys... I am wondering when I should worry about fetal movement? My last MW appointment was at 21w (this is my first pregnancy) and we heard the heartbeat and movement at that time, MW said all seemed well. I'm 23w now. I've kind of run the gamut of feeling great vs. nervous about movement over the past week. In the middle of the night last Friday, I believe baby had turned head down because I was feeling these flicks and twitches near my belly button on the right side, much more dramatic and noticeable than it usually is for me. I think I even felt a couple of them from the outside. It was really cool. So I naively assumed the movement would get stronger and easier to feel from there (my best friend is about 6 weeks ahead of me and has been feeling strong movement for months now, which is great for her but adds to my worry a little).
But last night and the night before, I really haven't felt much when I've lain down in bed, which is when I feel like I should be able to feel a lot of movement. Yesterday my mind was put at ease a bit because I felt some of the usual pressure/squirming/flutters on the way to work, and periodically throughout the day while I was at my desk. But this morning, I ate my breakfast (which includes orange juice) and so far really nothing except one twitch/kick and some pressure. I'm starting to freak out but I'm not sure if that's really warranted... I mean, with my anterior placenta and big belly, it could just be that she has moved to a position where I can't feel movement as well. I am not sure when it's to the point where you are supposed to call your provider about this type of thing.
Of course I had to freak myself out by googling how to do kick counts, which apparently I'm not supposed to even be doing yet, and the movements are not that differentiated so I drive myself crazy trying to decide what is a "movement." Any perspective from those of you who have gone through this before?