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.
I was 29 weeks and 4 days pregnant when I went to be checked. I had noticed over the last 24 hours ‘baby’ (we didn’t know what she was yet) was slowly starting to get weaker and her movements had slowed. I had remembered my doctor telling me at least ten kicks per hour.