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18 weeks, cramping and no movement
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desdecker13 posted:
For over a week now I have been feeling my little girl move pretty regularly during the day. I can even tell what time she will start moving because it's the same time ever day. Last night I started getting terrible cramps in my lower abdomen but didn't worry much because I thought it was round ligament pains, but now I am starting to notice that I haven't felt her move since yesterday.. Should I wait until the end of the day and if I still haven't felt any movement stop by me doctor's office or am I just freaking out over nothing?
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tlkittycat1968 responded:
I wouldn't wait. If you haven't felt movement since yesterday, I'd call your doctor ASAP.
 
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desdecker13 replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
Thank you for your reply! Shortly after posting that, I started feeling her and I have felt her all day
 
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tlkittycat1968 replied to desdecker13's response:
That's good news.
 
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hgreenwood7058 replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
thats good that you began to feel her. When you are 18 weeks sometimes its hit and miss on feeling babies move. Especially if they are positioned differently than they normally are. They still have a bit of room to move so its not always consistent.With my son I didn't feel him till about 21.5 weeks because I had an anterior placenta. I never felt flutters. It was a full on jab to the top of my belly when it did happen. Once in a very blue moon i feel a thump but very inconsistently. I am 15w2d now. However, anytime you get severe cramping and then lack of movement it is always good to call the doctor just for piece of mind. they can pull out the doppler and check to make sure things are still going okay. I bought an at home doppler when I was pregnant with my son so when I got concerned I would just listen. I have brought it out a couple times with this one just because I had some stress due to an unexpected family member passing and things so it was nice to hear something positive.


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