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Low fetal movement Supermommy08 1 child; 2 angel babies; United States 606 posts
Apr 17th '17

I'm 24 weeks and have felt the baby move regularly for the past month. Lately I've had little to no movement the past 2 days. I went to the doc and it took her forever to find the heart beat. Normally she find it quick. To the point that she said she would try for another min and if nothing I needed to go to the er. Luckily in that moment she found it. But now I'm still concerned. Is a heartbeat enough to rule out issues? I'm so used to kicks and rolls and now nothing...

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48329 posts
Apr 17th '17

Baby probably switched positions. It happens a lot. I have an anterior placenta this time. I'll be 20 weeks on Wednesday and every visit, they have a hard time finding the heartbeat. 

That's dumb that she would have sent you to the ER when she could have ordered an ultrasound instead though... One Eye

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 3022 posts
Apr 17th '17

Did they try to give you juice? That has solved my problem in the past. I think sometimes they are just lazy and need little sugar boost. I don't understand why they didn't order an ultrasound. 

Supermommy08 1 child; 2 angel babies; United States 606 posts
Apr 17th '17

Sorry I forgot to add that the on call nurse at the office took care of me cause the doctor was out of office. I assumed she couldn't use the ultrasound machine

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 3022 posts
Apr 17th '17

Quoting Supermommy08:
Sorry I forgot to add that the on call nurse at the office took care of me cause the doctor was out of office. I assumed she couldn't use the ultrasound machine


There's only one doctor at the facility you go to? 

The one I go to has about 10 doctors 5 physician assistants and 5 sonographers and 2 lab ladies. Lol

Supermommy08 1 child; 2 angel babies; United States 606 posts
Apr 17th '17

Yeah she has her own practice. She has a on call doctor that helps but he wasn't there

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 3022 posts
Apr 17th '17

Quoting Supermommy08:
Yeah she has her own practice. She has a on call doctor that helps but he wasn't there


Oh I wouldnt like that. The Dr should have ordered you go get a sono at er well you're over 20 weeks so labor and delivery.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Apr 17th '17


You really need to chill out your going to cause so much stress on yourself and baby freaking out over movement and heart beats...babies do not have consistent movements until 26-28 weeks. That's why doctors advise against kick/movements counts until then. The heartbeat also move as baby moves, if baby's back is up against your spine there is less of a chance of hearing it, if it flips head up it will be in a different spot and will take longer to find. And if a OB sends you to a ER over not finding a heartbeat I would be getting myself a new OB a ER is not a place for pregnant women. Our ER will turn you away over wanting a ultrasound, you have to be admitted to L&D to get one.The OB at both facilities I went to never use a ultrasound machine, only the ultrasound tech did. The nurse couldn't find ds2 heartbeat for a good 20 mins never a concern.

doras Slovenia 263 posts
Apr 17th '17

Relax. I am 28 weeks. I feel baby move from 22 weeks on. But there were days i feelt baby move little or almost nothing! He just switched positions.

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Apr 17th '17

I just think baby still has room to move with out you feeling and hide. I have to agree with PP, just relax. Drink something sweet and sugary and lay on your left side if you're really worried...it should cause some action.

⭐No Apologies Due April 10; Miami, FL, United States 4078 posts
Apr 17th '17

At 24 weeks baby still has so much room to move around that some movement your not going to feel. Keep in mind that baby does sleep in there too. So try not to worry so much. You'll drive yourself crazy. Thats why most doctors say dont start kick counts until 28+ weeks.

MommyBearTo4 Fenton, MO, United States 344 posts
Apr 17th '17

Quoting Supermommy08:
I'm 24 weeks and have felt the baby move regularly for the past month. Lately I've had little to no movement the past 2 days. I went to the doc and it took her forever to find the heart beat. Normally she find it quick. To the point that she said she would try for another min and if nothing I needed to go to the er. Luckily in that moment she found it. But now I'm still concerned. Is a heartbeat enough to rule out issues? I'm so used to kicks and rolls and now nothing...


I'm 24 weeks and had a scare like this a few weeks back. My dr assured me that no kick counts until 27 weeks. So relax a little the stress isn't good. Although I know relaxing is easier said than done. 

Oh Why Not 2 kids; Hallandale beach, Fl, United States 8672 posts
Apr 17th '17

I'm 21+1 and haven't even felt the baby much at all except for some flutters here and there. Its still pretty early to feel them consistently I think.. i also wouldn't worry about the heartbeat thing too much since it wasn't even a doctor who did it, maybe the nurse just sucks at finding the heartbeat.