I'm 27.5 weeks pregnant. 2 weeks ago I was feeling movements just below my ribs then last few days I could very hard but not painful movements as if belly was shaking. Yesterday after a lot of shaking I could feel a bulge near my belly button and for last 36 hours I'm not getting those shaking movements. I can feel slight movement if I Put my hand on belly. So is it possible the baby head Is down so early
1) will movements slow after head down?
2) I was told low placenta in 22 weeks scan. My next is due at 32 weeks. Will early head down puts me at greater risk bleeding in case my placenta is still low and covering cervix?
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Maintain fetal kick count chart. Do not ignore the symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough evaluation to rule out uterine hyperactivity and confirm fetal wellbeing. Fetal position can keep changing until about 32-34 weeks of gestation, after which the room for movement gets restricted, and your baby stays in one position. Look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding, water leak, absence of fetal movements, etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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