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Woman rushes to the hospital when she doesnt feel her baby kick all day; doctors find that her plac
Be aware of your instincts and act on them if this ever happens to you. - photo by Lindsey Miller
Being pregnant and feeling your baby kick for the first time is one of the most magical feelings in the world. Knowing theres a tiny human inside you is a beautiful thing, and it actually feels real once you feel that first little movement or kick.

After a while, that sweet little baby gets a little bigger, and it might seem like he or she never stops wiggling around. One mom, Ayla Heller, was 38 weeks pregnant when she noticed her baby wasnt moving around much, and she originally thought that her little Maddy was just having a less active day.

She had a bad feeling

Heller went to work as usual, and felt relieved when she noticed her baby adjust positions. When she got home from work, her husband asked if their baby daughter kicked at all that day, and Heller immediately felt uneasy. The only time she felt movement was when Maddy adjusted earlier in the day, but she hadnt felt much since.

The worried couple did everything they could think of to get Maddy to move, but she still wasnt kicking. They had a fetal doppler to listen to her heartbeat, which was still there, but still no movement.

They even turned to the internet for answers as to why their baby wasnt moving. Heller said that half the information she got said to go to the doctor immediately, while the other half said that the baby probably just ran out of room to kick, and it was nothing to worry about.

She had an emergency C-section

The couple was getting extremely nervous at this point, and after talking to her mom, Heller decided to call her midwife. Next thing she knew, she was in the hospital about to have an emergency cesarean section.

The doctors worked extremely fast and delivered Maddy just in time. Luckily, Maddy cried when she was born, but she needed oxygen right away.

The placenta gave up

Little Maddy hadnt moved all day because she was preserving her energy. The placenta had essentially given up it aged maturely and was calcified. Maddy wasnt getting enough food or oxygen, so she stopped moving. If Heller would have waited even one more night to go to the hospital, her sweet baby would have been stillborn.

New research shows placentae that age prematurely are linked to stillbirths. Theres no way to prevent it from happening, but you should be aware of the warning signs like when your baby stops moving.

Trust your instincts

Heller shared this story in a touching Facebook post, where she pleads with other moms to listen to their instincts when they feel like somethings wrong.

She wrote, Always be safe rather than sorry. Because I almost didnt. I almost waited till morning to see if anything changed. And had I done that, I wouldnt have my love. Ive heard so many stories of stillbirths because signs may not have been taken as seriously as they shouldve been.

Moms, if your baby isnt moving and you think somethings wrong, dont hesitate to go in and see whats happening. If your baby just suddenly stops moving, its not because they ran out of wiggle room it could be nothing, but its so much better to stay on the safe side.
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