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Aibu to ask when you felt your baby start moving

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AragornsManlyStubble Mon 02-Jan-17 21:57:20

I'm 18 weeks with number 4, but it's been 5 yrs since my last one so not sure if I've just forgotten! blush
I don't seem to feel anything yet, maybe a flicker or two but I'm not 100% sure. I'm got a fair bit of fat on my tummy now so not sure if that's muffling any wriggles!

Tiredtomybones Mon 02-Jan-17 22:00:07

23 weeks was the first time I was sure I felt him.

TeamAlphaFemale Mon 02-Jan-17 22:05:47

I think it was around 18 weeks. I remember being really concerned around 16 weeks because I hadn't felt anything and that's the point where you are supposed to be aware of movement. But I also remember him doing flips during my 20 week scan - so it was around that time.

Changednamesorry Mon 02-Jan-17 22:06:49

about 19 or 20 weeks with the second, 16 weeks with the first.

DragonMamma Mon 02-Jan-17 22:07:50

17 weeks with DC1 and 12/13 weeks with DC2.

Clearly slack stomach muscles

Purplestorm83 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:08:41

My placenta was right at the front, which does muffle the feeling apparently. I didn't feel anything until about 20 weeks - maybe you have an anterior placenta too?

ByJoveItsAGoodUn Mon 02-Jan-17 22:09:57

17 weeks with the first, 14 with the second. I think i just got lucky. My sister didn't feel anything till 23 weeks with her first.

frenchfancy81 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:11:25

17 weeks, first baby smile

Patienceisvirtuous Mon 02-Jan-17 22:11:29

Just over 19 weeks for something definite. I'm nearly 21 weeks now and movements getting more obvious gradually smile

GinIsIn Mon 02-Jan-17 22:11:39

I started thinking maybe I felt something at 18 weeks and was absolutely sure at 21 weeks.

Snowflakes1122 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:12:14

I normally start feeling kicks around 16 weeks, however 4th baby and 16 weeks not felt anything. I'm thinking I have the placenta at the front this time-maybe you have too?

They will tell you at your scan if that's the case.

AverageJosephine Mon 02-Jan-17 22:14:01

18wks on the first, 13 was on the second (just one incident over a few mins and then not again till about 18wks), about 20wks on my third.

Shakey15000 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:15:59

17wks. I know this because I asked my sister when I was a couple of months pregnant and she said "No idea". So I made a point of remembering smile

Ibloodyhatethomasthetankengine Mon 02-Jan-17 22:20:41

About 20 weeks both times..... Felt like an age x

backtowork2015 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:20:48

Much earlier with my dd. Before 16 weeks. But my ds had a placenta at the front and didn't feel him til after 20.

Camomila Mon 02-Jan-17 22:21:14

Early, like 16weeks? I'm very skinny though.

maddiemookins16mum Mon 02-Jan-17 22:23:16

About 17 weeks I think, possibly 18.

downwardfacingdog Mon 02-Jan-17 22:29:30

20 weeks. When I lay down for the 20 week scan and not much/any earlier on subsequent pregnancies, even with twins!

Knackered46 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:31:26

About 20 weeks with both of them.

haveacupoftea Mon 02-Jan-17 22:32:17

18+3 here and yet to feel anything that I could say is definitely baby. And placenta is at the back.

SuperManStoleMyPants Mon 02-Jan-17 22:32:59

I'm 17 weeks tomorrow with my first and haven't felt anything yet. Can't wait until I do.

AragornsManlyStubble Mon 02-Jan-17 22:40:45

haveacupoftea you're only 2 days ahead of me!

I have a fundal placenta apparently. I was sure I'd felt something earlier before so just wondered if my memory was off. You'd think after 3 previous Dc's I'd know what was what!! I do have very weak stomach muscles though so I guess that's playing a part this time round. I'm just impatient as I've had a couple of private scans and all he does is flip around!

Sherbert38 Mon 02-Jan-17 22:41:53

17 weeks, posterior placenta.

ConvincingLiar Mon 02-Jan-17 22:50:22

About 18 weeks on number 2. No idea where the placenta is.

sailorcherries Mon 02-Jan-17 22:51:46

Currently 20 weeks with an anterior placenta. I have that 'going over a dip on a country road' feeling every now and then and I swear I felt a bump. However, it's nothing definite and nothing noticeable unless I'm laying very still.

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