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Old 05-28-2012, 01:58 AM   #11
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

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Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by you do your own prenatal care?
yeah? are you a midwife? how do you test for diabetes?

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

Some moms, esp those planning unassisted births do their own prenatal care. I have honestly considered doing my own prental care. For me a healthy mom, never had any complications an OB visit goes like this wait for 60-90 minutes in the waiting room. Go back pee in a cup(dipsticks do not require a script and can be purchased at any drug store), take my b/p (I could do this myself or have DH do it), listen to bean with doppler(I own my own doppler so I could do this myself), and farther along measure(I could also do this myself). I get so frustrated at the OB for wasting my time! As far as lab work, my OB hasn't ordered a single test for me yet since I declined to do the Quad screen. I will have labs drawn at 28 weeks including a GTT. You could do the GTT test at home with a glucometer and jelly beans. I know midwives who do it this way.

A lot of what OB's do is not really necessary including doing U/S. I had an U/S at the beginning of this pregnancy because I had not had a cycle between my last 2 babies. So I had a dating scan ended up being at 6 weeks 1 day. I will have another scan tomorrow at 20 weeks 6 days to rule out life threatening anomalies. I would choose to birth in a different larger city with a children's hospital about 90 minutes away.

I am planning a home birth but because CPMs are not licensed in IN I am also seeing an OB just in case I would need to transfer in labor. Sometimes when you transfer in labor and have been seeing a lay midwife they label you as no prenatal care and call CPS so to avoid this I am getting dual care.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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DDC- Would you be comfortable using a doppler? You can rent them or buy them fairly cheap if you know this won't be your last pregnancy. With my second son he was turned toward my back the whole pregnancy. I barely felt any movement with him, even in my 3rd trimester all I felt was him turning his head side to side. The doppler kept me sane.
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

Just remember that the baby's position greatly changes your ability to feel movement.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:43 AM   #15
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

I was feeling the exact same way. I'm due oct 9th and I was hardly feeling movement. I had my u/s a couple of weeks ago and turns out I do have anterior placenta! I was pretty disappointed since feeling baby move is my very favorite part of being pregnant but I've since started feeling her more and more.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #16
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

I'm the same way mama. I didn't feel my 1st babe (boy) move until 24 weeks and I was 18.5 weeks when I began feeling #2 move (girl). I just began feeling this baby move only occasionally a few days ago which makes me a little nervous since DH was already able to feel #2 outside my belly at this point. I'm beginning to think that I just make really laid back baby boys.
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

I also haven't been feeling much of anything this time. I felt my first around 16-18 weeks, but I was expecting earlier because of it being my second. I was worried but also found out at my ultrasound this week that I have an anterior placenta. Bummer. But at least there is a reason for not feeling much! He was moving around like crazy in there but I couldn't feel any of it.
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

DDC but thus is our fifth and I didn't feel much movement at all before around 20 weeks, I was starting to worry a bit (we don't do ultrasounds or dopplers or any of that either) then I started feeling little movements when I was in bed at night....well flash forward and it's obvious this baby is a night mover! Now movements are at times enough to wakes up. I am totally convinced that the reason I didn't feel much movement early on was because baby wasn't moving much during the day maybe that's what's happening with you too? I just wanted to reassure you that others have been here and it ended up just fine
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

Oh girl, I'm with you on this one. With my first we did ultrasounds and for #2 we decided to UC. I felt movements at 14 weeks with #1 and nothing until 21 weeks with #2. I threw up constantly with #1 and haven't had the first pregnancy symptom yet with #2! Come 18 weeks I started getting antsy and scheduled an ultrasound with an OB. Baby was fine and I kicked myself in the butt for not trusting my body and baby. Turns out I had an anterior placenta and that made it hard to feel baby. :/ I'm sure everything is fine!
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #20
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Re: Only feeling slightly pregnant and not feeling movement

PS I flat out refuse to do an ultrasound with the next baby. It took 2 wks to get an appt so by 20 wks I still felt nothing so I went in. We just have to remember different babies, different pregnancies.
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