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Posted by: opal | 2010/05/19

Baby not moving every day

Good day,
I wonder if you can help me?
I am 16 wks pregnant with my 3rd baby (my youngest son is now 6 and a bit), my query is: i do feel my baby move occassionally but not every day or event 10 times a day, at the last scan about 2 weeks back everything was fine and event then I didnt feel baby that much, my question is when do I start worrying about it? Will I have cramping or vaginal bleeding?
My second question is, at my age of 37, which is the medically safest mode of delivery for me, my first son was a normal delivery (went septic after the episiotomy) so with my second son I did a csection which was fine in 2004, please could anyone advise me on this?
Thank you....

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At 16 weeks there is very little movement. It is only later in the pregnancy that you will feel movement every day.After one caesarean, the chnaces of another are about 50%. This will depends on the size of the baby and various other factors that can only be assessed later in the pregnancy.

Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/05/23

At 16 weeks there is very little movement. It is only later in the pregnancy that you will feel movement every day.After one caesarean, the chnaces of another are about 50%. This will depends on the size of the baby and various other factors that can only be assessed later in the pregnancy.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Racoon | 2010/05/19

I''m also on my third pregnancy, and same as you did not feel baby move every day, until about 20 weeks. Baby is still quite small, and when he/she changes position you might not feel anything until the position is changed again. About the C-section of VBAC, as far as I know you can have a VBAC after only one c-section. After 2 C-sections the risk of uterine rupture is too great. I''ve had 2 c-sections (first one was due to baby going overtime - came out 4.4 kg!), and then opted for c-section anyway second time round. From your episiotomy experience I would guess a c-section is preferred?

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