As a midwife, today I want to use this little blogging platform I have to bring your attention to an incredibly important public health campaign.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard women say they didn’t want to bother a midwife by calling in with reduced movements.
Too often I’ve heard women report that their baby is “slowing down” for labour.
It’s frightening how many women wait days, or even weeks, before mentioning that their baby hasn’t been moving much.
Believe me, if your baby isn’t moving as it normally would, as your midwife, I want you to tell me.
You’re never being a bother.
You’re never making a mountain out of a molehill.
You’re never silly, or irrational, or paranoid.
If you are concerned by a change in your baby’s movement pattern, please, PLEASE call and talk to your health provider.
I can’t emphasise it enough.