I am 16 plus 4 today with DC2, last night I could have sworn I felt some movements sat on sofa, today nothing. So now am thinking maybe they were trumps - saw the midwife earlier in the week and heard the heartbeat and she said not to worry about it yet, sometime between 18 and 22 weeks is apparently the norm.. I really thought I felt something yesterday and am now super paranoid that I haven't today..
Sorry for the whinge!! I just thought it was sooner with your second? So, really what I'm asking is, those of you lovely ladies pregnant with their second - did you feel movement a lot earlier?
Hi, I am 18+1 today and have only started feeling proper consistent movement in the last couple of days. I have felt movement before this but it has been off and on and often nothing for a couple of days. I was worried too but I now think it's just normal. Its not necessarily the case that you feel the baby earlier second time round it can depend on many things including the position of the placenta etc. I also think at first they have to be pretty big movements for you to be able to feel them but as baby gets bigger you can feel smaller movements and so feel them more often if that makes sense. Hope that helps x
Thank you . It's very reassuring to hear.. I'm such a worrier! My midwife was lovely and said I could go to drop in clinics to hear the heartbeat again so if I haven't felt anything in a couple of weeks then I think that's what I'll do. Although - the other day she did say of she couldn't find a heartbeat before 21 weeks then they wouldn't do anything, no scan, nothing. I'm pretty sure this is different from when I had DD 4 years ago..?