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.
She only gave us two very subtle movements in 30 minutes at the hospital. By running several tests, doctors knew something was wrong and decided to deliver right away. It turns out the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck three times and was restricting her movement. Doctors believe we would have lost her had we not been paying attention.