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Pregnant mum

Hi, I’m worried about foetal movement. I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with the first child. I had my 20 week scan last week and it was confirmed that everything was completely okay and healthy. Less than a week later, I felt no movements (after feeling regular movements since 17 weeks) so I went to hospital where they found a strong heartbeat and told me not to worry. It’s been a few days since then and I still haven’t felt him moving. I have a posterior placenta, which apparently means I should feel him slighter more often and sooner than if my placenta was anterior. Should I be worried? Thank you for your time and understanding.

Firstly, congratulations! I’m also pregnant witrh my first child, and I’m 30 weeks. I have an anterior placenta so for me movement was very limited to begin with! Totally understand your concerns though.

If the heartbeat at your check-up was fine, I wouldn’t worry too much!

However, for your peace of mind, I’d recommend you grab a snack, a drink and lie down on the sofa for about an hour. This gives little man the energy, the quiet and the ability to be felt. I used to do this every other night just to check there’s still similar movement early on.

Hope that helps!

Pregnant mum