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I have to admit I'm concerned about baby. I was going to ask my midwife about this at my appt, but we will be rescheduling since she is attending another birth.<br><br>
This baby used to be very active. I didn't start feeling the baby until around 21 weeks or so (Thought I felt flutters around week 11 a few times, but then nothing again for quite a while). But when I started feeling baby, it was all the time at all times of the day and night. But I was always guaranteed that late at night the baby would get quite active - like maybe 10:30 -11:30 ish PM the baby would start getting really active.<br><br>
For the last week or so, I'm lucky if I ever feel anything from the baby. yesterday, I thought I may have felt something around 10:30 AM, but then nothing again for the whole rest of the day and night. I'm not talking about missing movement for a day, but for days, maybe even a week.<br><br>
Is 26 weeks too soon to be concerned about lack of movement in a baby who was very active? am I just being paranoid? I've been so good about not being paranoid about the baby this pregnancy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have to admit I'm concerned about baby. I was going to ask my midwife about this at my appt, but we will be rescheduling since she is attending another birth.<br><br>
This baby used to be very active. I didn't start feeling the baby until around 21 weeks or so (Thought I felt flutters around week 11 a few times, but then nothing again for quite a while). But when I started feeling baby, it was all the time at all times of the day and night. But I was always guaranteed that late at night the baby would get quite active - like maybe 10:30 -11:30 ish PM the baby would start getting really active.<br><br>
For the last week or so, I'm lucky if I ever feel anything from the baby. yesterday, I thought I may have felt something around 10:30 AM, but then nothing again for the whole rest of the day and night. I'm not talking about missing movement for a day, but for days, maybe even a week.<br><br>
Is 26 weeks too soon to be concerned about lack of movement in a baby who was very active? am I just being paranoid? I've been so good about not being paranoid about the baby this pregnancy.</div>
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I actually just read yesterday that by 25 weeks you should be feeling at least 10 movements every 2 hours and if you're not you should call your dr/midwife to get checked out to make sure you don't have "low fluid" or some other problem. Always better to be safe than sorry!! Good luck!
 

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I agree with PP, it's better to find out what's going on. It might be the position of the placenta making it harder to feel baby, or some other harmless reason. But it's better to KNOW that than sit around fretting.<br><br>
I would call my MW and tell her what's going on, so she can fit you in as soon as she's done with this birth.
 

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I would go get checked out if I hadn't felt my baby move in days.
 

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ok, just to clarify. I don't think I ever went more than 24 hours without feeling anything.<br><br>
I spoke with the midwife last night and she recommended going to the ER for a NST. So I pulled dd out of bed (we were getting ready for bed when the midwife called), and we went.<br><br>
The baby is now back to his/her usual self and very active again - or at least was last night for the NST which was done during the baby's usually very active time (around 10:30-11:30). Baby was moving all over, kicking, etc, just like normal at that time of night. The doctor told me that the baby was exceeding there expectations for 26 weeks!<br><br>
And thank goodness dd handled staying out really late quite well too - hopefully she slept in today to make up for it.
 

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I'm glad you went - and I bet you are too. But it does just FIGURE that your little one decided to put on a show and dance for the NST!!!!
 
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