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Second Pregnancies - how soon could you feel kicking?

(25 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Fri 02-Aug-13 11:54:32

I have a few niggles about whether I mught be further along than my last bleed would have me believe.

Today I can feel definite tap tapping. I wont say how far along I am grin

cravingcake Fri 02-Aug-13 12:20:33

I'm almost 15 weeks with DC2 and have had the occasional little flutter feeling since about 9-10 weeks. It feels so much like baby moving & is low down enough thats its possible, but could also have been wind grin

I've not had any proper definite thats my baby moving moments yet though.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 02-Aug-13 12:27:29

15 weeks with DC2 and no definite movement yet.

LeBFG Fri 02-Aug-13 12:29:56

13 weeks definate tap. DC1 was much later so much shock at the early indication.

MortifiedAdams Fri 02-Aug-13 12:43:04

Well, according to my last bleed I am 8.4. I am so so concerned that this pregnancy is much further along.

cravingcake Fri 02-Aug-13 12:47:10

If you suspect you are further along definitely speak to your midwife and try to get an urgent scan to put your mind at rest.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 02-Aug-13 12:47:53

Well, I don't think it would be possible to feel movement at 8-9 weeks. The baby is the size of a kidney bean!

I think it's either gas or you are further along than you think. Early scan?

Velve Fri 02-Aug-13 12:48:37

I was around 13 weeks. So, yeah, maybe you conceived the previous month, but I do know women who felt something at 9 weeks.

LeBFG Fri 02-Aug-13 12:54:14

I remember reading you can only feel kicks when the baby has risen up from the pelvis at about 12/13 weeks - so this should be the very earliest you can feel them move (hence my shock).

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 02-Aug-13 12:54:42

But how? How do these women feel a kidney bean? Imagine the size of the kicking leg if the whole baby is only kidney bean size? The leg would be half a cm or something and would be deep in your pelvis!?

lilstar Fri 02-Aug-13 12:56:49

Between 18-19 weeks for me but i am convinced however i felt it ONCE at 13w5d as well.

LST Fri 02-Aug-13 13:12:32

I'm nearly 15 and get a sharp kick in the bladder occasionally!

MortifiedAdams Fri 02-Aug-13 13:15:51

This is another concern, I feel as though everything is up and out of my pelvis now.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 02-Aug-13 13:18:33

When you lie flat on your back, can you feel your uterus with your hand already?

MortifiedAdams Fri 02-Aug-13 13:37:45

Will try this afternoon when I get in

Isabeller Fri 02-Aug-13 13:46:01

I've had a similar experience to you craving, I'm now 14 weeks. It is my second baby but the hugest imaginable age gap. The thing is I'm pretty sure I know what various gut symptoms feel like and other abdominal twinges.

MeeWhoo Fri 02-Aug-13 13:53:14

How would you feel your uterus with your hand? Is it very obvious?

IAteTheCake Fri 02-Aug-13 13:56:43

I could feel flutterings with both around 12/13weeks....

cravingcake Fri 02-Aug-13 13:58:53

MeeWhoo, if you lay down on your back and feel from your pubic bone up with a flat hand in a sort of rolling movement there is a bit which is harder and then drops off so to speak as you get closer to your belly button (depending how far along you are). I found it fairly obvious with my first pregnancy - not so much now theres a bit more fat padding.

Isabeller I know exactly what you mean, I'm pretty sure it is baby moving I've felt but keep telling myself it cant be as it was too early.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 02-Aug-13 14:02:58

Yes, your uterus feels a bit like a hard balloon if that makes sense. Comparable to a really full bladder but harder.

Velve Fri 02-Aug-13 14:22:37

I agree with you CheeseFondueRocks, I think it's hugely unlikely for anyone to feel kicks so early. These women swear they could, but to be honest I had gas bubbles at that stage and they felt exactly like the early kicks later on. grin

MeeWhoo Fri 02-Aug-13 14:48:38

Thanks cravingcake and cheese fondue, I'll try a bit later and see if I can find it! I am 14 weeks so I guess it should be there.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 02-Aug-13 15:58:01

Yes, at 14 weeks I think you would feel it.

rowtunda Fri 02-Aug-13 16:51:53

15 weeks I felt my first kicks with this second pregnancy but not consistently. I went on holiday at 18weeks and didn't feel anything for a few days in a row and I was terrified.

Romily Fri 02-Aug-13 21:36:22

I am 13 weeks and I have felt the occasional bump or flutter.

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