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18 weeks and not consistently feeling baby move

(16 Posts)
BettyBi0 Thu 03-Dec-15 13:41:22

I appreciate that this is still pretty early as with my first ongoing pregnancy I wasn't feeling any regular movement until about this time. However, this pregnancy I've been aware of little flutters and kicks from about 15/16 weeks and today I'm not feeling any all of a sudden.

Does this sound pretty normal given that it's still early? ie to feel lots of kicks some days but none at other times.

Ihatechoosingnames Thu 03-Dec-15 13:44:30

Yes, very normal. Baby is still a tiny little one so has so much space to move around that you won't always feel kicks. Up til 20-24 weeks or so there often isn't a pattern either. If you're worried of course call your midwife but at this stage it sounds normal IME.

RNBrie Thu 03-Dec-15 13:46:28

I agree it sounds normal, but trust your instincts and if you're worried check in with the midwife.

VagueIdeas Thu 03-Dec-15 13:47:41

Very normal at this early stage smile

Dixiechick17 Thu 03-Dec-15 13:49:38

They're so tiny at this stage that they can tuck themselves into little corners

GoApeShit Thu 03-Dec-15 13:55:16

Totally normal. Only from 28 weeks will you be encouraged to understand your baby's daily pattern and get any changes in this checked out straight away. As others have said, before that they're just too small.

BettyBi0 Thu 03-Dec-15 13:58:46

Thanks. It's so crazy how much you forget between pregnancies

Bejeena Thu 03-Dec-15 14:19:53

I am 18 weeks and had same flutters a few weeks ago and now not so much. Had a scan today and baby is fine

Pollyputhtekettleon Thu 03-Dec-15 14:55:13

Yes, its normal. Some people don't feel anything much till about 24 weeks. Baby is tiny still and moving around into weird locations. Its from 28 weeks you start keeping an eye on movement.

Battleshiphips2 Thu 03-Dec-15 15:04:26

I'm 26 weeks and for the last 2 days there has hardly been any movement at all. I was starting to panic a bit but he's made up for it last night and today. He actually kept me awake from 1-2 am last night! I think it's quite common for them to go a bit quiet at times. If you are really worried though give your midwife a call.

Everythinggettingbigger Thu 03-Dec-15 15:29:38

ive been feeling flutters from 10+3 weeks and movement from 13 weeks....now 15+2 and the past few days I haven't really felt anything....im with you I hope its normal! seen the midwife on Monday (14+6) and heard a very strong heartbeat so hoping its just as the baby is still so small!

WombOfOnesOwn Thu 03-Dec-15 17:27:51

At 18 weeks I'd have several days in a row where I felt nothing. Scared the bejeezus out of me! Now, at 28 weeks, he moves every hour!

Missdee2014 Sat 05-Dec-15 10:11:48

I'm 26 weeks and have very active days and days with very little. Reason being is apparently due to my placenta being anterior.

Iammad Sat 05-Dec-15 15:12:36

If your worried always seek reassurance from your midwife, if your over 24 weeks then your dau/delivery suite.
And do not be fobbed of with anterior placenta either, yes it can cushion the babys movements but you won't suddenly stop feeling baby.
Check kick the counts website as well.

sepa Sat 05-Dec-15 17:09:44

26 weeks and my baby isn't always active (I think I have a lazy one).
I have anterior placenta which means I don't feel all movements. May be the same for you? I wouldn't be worried at 18 weeks as baby is still small so could be hiding

Tfoot75 Sat 05-Dec-15 19:42:11

I've been feeling dc2 move since about 12 weeks, but up until around 18/19 weeks would still have the odd day or two without feeling anything. Now 21 weeks and feel every hour or two without fail, although I know you can still get gaps at this stage.

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