Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

Are these kicks??

(12 Posts)
Woodifer Wed 22-Jun-11 16:31:04

20 weeks in and not a sausage in the "quickening" department that could be discerned from wind (of which there has been plenty - poor DH).

Anyway sat here bored at work when a sharp twinge/jabby feeling just above my right hip bone makes me suck in my breath a bit (such that colleague next to me asks me whats wrong). And again!

Is this what kicks feel like?? Where they are felt (so low??)?

ShowOfHands Wed 22-Jun-11 16:37:17

Probably a ligament stretching/twinging if it's over near your hip bone. It's possible I suppose but you don't usually go from feeling nothing to kicks that make you suck in a breath.

I found the early movements a bit like a beat inside me (sort of like when the floor vibrates when you have loud music on), then like little nudges and flutters and then kicks a couple of weeks after that. First movements are generally really low down, below the hairline even and fairly central.

candr Wed 22-Jun-11 17:48:27

I felt them up in my ribs to start, was sharp pain but he had feet in there. I do get them very low down especially at night literally on my hips. Was first sure it was a kick when heard a very loud firework and he jumped. Now feel him all the time even when I want to sleep. Enjoy it you will start feeling it loads more now.

Flisspaps Wed 22-Jun-11 17:57:23

First movements were like popcorn popping. Kicking was a definite 'kick' sensation, not a twinge or sharp - just odd.

GroovyRach Wed 22-Jun-11 18:04:47

yes, first kick for me was around my belly button. i thought of it as more a vibration kinda feeling. felt first kick at 20 weeks exactly, now just over 24 and they are def much more stronger. been able to feel from outside for few weeks now. its a great feeling! wont be much longer till you know for sure that its the little person inside you letting him/herself be heard or er felt grin

Woodifer Wed 22-Jun-11 18:28:40

OOh I hope it is kicks smile

ShowOfHands Wed 22-Jun-11 18:48:06

Kicks do feel like kicks. It's such an apt description grin. Just like a little person kicking you.

You must have felt your first movements quite late candr. The fundus doesn't reach your ribs until the 3rd trimester/late 2nd trimester.

See here for the fundus at the different stages of pregnancy. Might help with where you'd expect to feel movement at any given stage.

gallicgirl Wed 22-Jun-11 19:41:15

I always described those early movements as hiccups on the inside. smile

greenshoot19 Wed 22-Jun-11 19:45:36

i would say so Woodifer! i got those kicks really deep in the pelvis by the hips and groin smile and i definitely gasped like you too. wind doesn't usually have that effect does it?? my kicks were so low sometimes i thought a limb would come out of my cervix lol!

PoppysMom Thu 23-Jun-11 04:44:57

I get really sharp pains every now and again, sometimes more often, sometimes less.
I can stop these by lying on the left side for instance.
I am pretty sure that this is the baby kicking my cervix.

Also had one session of real kicks that could be seen from the outside. It felt like a nudging/kicking sensation to the left of my belly button.

I think I am very early at 18+1 to feel baby

GemmaReeto Thu 23-Jun-11 12:48:16

''I found the early movements a bit like a beat inside me (sort of like when the floor vibrates when you have loud music on)''

Definately this....I've been trying to think of a way to describe them but this covers it!

Woodifer Thu 23-Jun-11 14:10:46

Forgot to say I know from 20 week scan I have anterior placenta - so this is prob acting as a bit of a barrier.

Though I got woke up by a kick (not by hip) last night - but don't know if wishful thinking smile

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: