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How early do you feel anything?

(24 Posts)
glossyflower Tue 11-Dec-12 20:38:17

Yep that's it Bunny :-) your little baby!

glossyflower Tue 11-Dec-12 20:37:37

Everyone is different but I definitely felt mine first at 11 weeks. It was bubbles sensation and always in the same place, as the weeks went by the bubbles turned into movements and kicks and my scan revealed the placenta was located on the left side, where I first felt the movements. I'm 21 weeks now, a lot of ladies haven't felt theirs at this stage but mine is now so strong you can see it moving from the outside. My husband and mum felt movement themselves at about 17 or 18 weeks.

Bunnychan Tue 11-Dec-12 18:27:05

Can first movements feel like tickling? I had an isolated bubbling sensation a few days ago but the last couple of days, I keep on feeling little tickling sensations as if they are inside me. I'm 16+5

twilight81 Sun 09-Dec-12 19:42:30

With my second I felt it much much earlier.. Fluttering at around 13 weeks and by 16 definite kicks that I could also feel from outside with my hand when I lay in bed.

MyLittleAprilSunshine Sun 09-Dec-12 17:41:08

I don't think it's the baby, I think it's your uterus expanding and all your muscles expanding. So you aren't imagining it, but it's unlikely to be the baby yet. smile

noblegiraffe Sun 09-Dec-12 17:40:15

You might not think it's possible, but I know what I felt, and continued to feel! Sensations that started just before 12 weeks and got stronger throughout the pregnancy until others were able to feel them too. I felt my first baby earlyish too, around 16 weeks I think.

I'm not intending on worrying anyone by saying this, loads of people don't feel the baby till much much later and that's fine.

I do remember standing in a park with a friend at 18 weeks and wincing as I was getting a right battering in the pelvis, and commenting that I must have extra nerves or something because most women are barely feeling flutters at that point. We're all different.

mumbaisapphire Sun 09-Dec-12 17:22:01

I'm 19+5 and am feeling flutters today since this morning. Lots of them. For the past week I'd say I've been aware of a slow almost squirmy movement on my left side which maybe happens once or twice a day. That's gone and has been replaced by these gentle flicks like small bubbles bursting. I think that's baby!

Mylittlepuds Sun 09-Dec-12 17:16:47

Oh God I've just realised how rude that sounds! I just don't think it wise to say that you're feeling movement that early as it can worry others. Medically I don't think it possible.

Mylittlepuds Sun 09-Dec-12 17:15:27

No offence noble but I really, really don't think you would feel a baby at 12 weeks.

Teapig Sun 09-Dec-12 16:55:42

I'm 21+4 and haven't felt movement yet. It's my first and I have an anteriror placenta. I had my 20 week scan which was lovely but have been getting very worried about not feeling any movement yet.

I think it's different for everyone. I have an anterior placenta so I'm hoping that's why I haven't felt movement yet. LaurenCaddy, weeblueberry and amnewtoallthis, good to hear your experiences, I feel reassured now.

noblegiraffe Sun 09-Dec-12 16:38:08

With my DC2 I felt definite movement a couple of days before my 12 week scan, when I was lying on my front. I continued to feel these same movements nightly in the same place getting stronger and more varied until my DH could feel them from the outside at about 18 weeks. Not wind as it wasn't in the right place.

But even with that I think 8 weeks is too early, if you look at an 8 week scan the baby is still a tiny blob.

Amnewtoallthis Sun 09-Dec-12 14:47:00

With DD1 around 22weeks. With this pregnancy I didn't really feel a kick till the other day - am 18 weeks. Still not much movement yet.
Have had to have extra scans and tests including a CVS when I swore to the obstetrician I could feel baby move - she and the midwife were emphatic that they are way too small to feel anything and it's more likely all the other stuff going on you can feel. Sorry x

floatyjosmum Sun 09-Dec-12 12:09:46

tbh i dont think youre feeling anything - its less than 2.5cm.

i know it gets earlier each time but they say thats because you know what it is, i know with dc1 i was about 21 weeks, dc2 about 19 and i was 17 weeks this time but def not actual kicks till about 19 weeks - more rolling/flutterings

RedTinsel Sun 09-Dec-12 11:58:42

I had felt fluttering by my first scan at 14 weeks - midwife said it was impossible. I have twins though.

weeblueberry Sun 09-Dec-12 11:56:25

I think the problem is that there's so much extra blood down there causing pulsing, you become far more gassy and generally have a lot of stuff moving about in there that it's really easy to mistake other things for movement.

I'm 18+3 but have an anterior placenta so haven't felt much. There's been a couple of times I've thought I felt movement, and it might well have been, but I'm not getting concerned that I don't feel anything yet. With an anterior placenta you can sometimes not feel anything until 22-24 weeks.

Mylittlepuds Sun 09-Dec-12 11:51:21

The doctors will tell you can't feel anything unless it's from around 18 weeks. I might get told off for saying this but I think I tend to agree. Certainly been the case in my two pregnancies.

Rache1S Sun 09-Dec-12 11:16:24

I am 11+3 and I have felt a few uterine fluttering sensations over the last week. Everyone says it's way too early though so I am putting it down to wind!

LaurenCaddy Sat 08-Dec-12 22:28:58

This is my first baby and I didn't feel a thing til i was 24 weeks! I was panicking madly!

glossyflower Sat 08-Dec-12 21:41:12

I felt the bubbles sensation from 11 weeks and proper kicks from 15 weeks.

littlehelp Sat 08-Dec-12 21:15:42

I'm 10 weeks I think maybe not more and I have felt a Weird sensation rotatin feeling

I felt dc1 at 16 weeks with full on kicks and I think you become more in tune with your body more aware of feelings

NoTeaForMe Sat 08-Dec-12 21:13:43

I think at 8 weeks you're definitely imagining it...sorry!

TisTheSeasonToBeJolly Sat 08-Dec-12 21:13:16

Im 11 weeks and the past three days iv felt what I can only describe as a muscle spasm but inside my tum. Im sure its my baby moving but everyone I've spoke to disagrees. But then again in my pregnancy book it says baby is already moving and spinning so could well be

cupcake78 Sat 08-Dec-12 21:02:20

I'm sure I've just felt a flip! Only 11wks but a definite bubble bursting, fizzing feeling in the right place. I'm waiting to find out its wind even though I'm 90% sure it's not.

This is pregnancy no 4 even though I've only had one full term so far.

Watching with interest!

RoxyLady Sat 08-Dec-12 19:25:20

Im 8 weeks and i dwear i can definately feel something
Feels like flutters where baby would be. This is my second baby and i didnt have this with the first one
Am i imaging things or am i right?

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