Being aware of fetal movements saved my baby’s life! I usually would do kick counts in the morning when I pressed the snooze button before getting out of bed. My baby girl was always active and it usually took less than 10 minutes to feel 10 movements. I was 32 weeks pregnant when one morning I felt nothing.
Nahla was a kicker. When she started kicking, she was kicking. And this day she wasn’t moving at all. I was drinking so much cold water to make her move, I drank so much my stomach hurt to make her move. She didn’t move at all for me, and I was like, OK I am going to get her checked out.
I was having a completely normal pregnancy and had been counting kicks since 28 weeks as my midwife suggested. Around the 34 week mark, I noticed that my baby’s movements had slowed down and I was having half the movement I had previously been having. I told my midwife and was admitted to hospital for monitoring but was told that the baby’s heartbeat was fine so they let me go.