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How early can you feel baby move?

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MummyV18 Wed 23-Apr-14 22:04:07

I'm 11+5 today but I think I've already felt baby move. This is DC2 and I know that you can feel things earlier but is this TOO early to be feeling movement?

squizita Wed 23-Apr-14 22:06:38

The embryo wouldn't have bones yet, I don't think. On the 'week by week' trackers, they say it can move but is too weak to be felt (no bones).
Ask your MW perhaps?

hartmel Thu 24-Apr-14 02:01:44

I had an ultrasound at 10+5 weeks and I felt the baby. I mentioned It to the sonographer and she said it is possible. As I have a posterior placenta. With my first I had anterior placenta and I didn't feel him very often

spatchcock Thu 24-Apr-14 02:43:41

I definitely felt DC2 move at 13 weeks. Definitely definitely. Previously I had scoffed at people who had said that blush. Don't know what not having bones has to do with it?

supersop60 Thu 24-Apr-14 03:21:33

About 13 weeks felt a churning sensation with DC2.

squizita Thu 24-Apr-14 08:05:50

Spatchcock that was the reason my consultant (expert on fetal development) gave why it was unlikely anyone would feel anything then when I asked: the size and weakness of the fetus was such before 12 weeks that the movements would be very unlikely to be picked up, even if you knew what you were feeling for.
They do have a real thing though - they mention it a lot- about the recent (last 10 years) thing where more and more women expect to feel movement 'too early' based on Dr Google and get anxiety if not.

Also (sadly) as it is attached to a RMC clinic they have had women say "but I felt movement at 10 weeks!!" when the pregnancy had miscarried with a missed miscarriage discovered at 12 weeks sad - so I guess that is why they have a bee in their bonnet about it.

squizita Thu 24-Apr-14 08:07:32

...apologies the last bit there was a bit morbid! Just putting what the consultant said into context. thanks

sarahquilt Thu 24-Apr-14 09:35:26

16 weeks was when I felt definite movement.

DownstairsMixUp Thu 24-Apr-14 09:37:30

Not till around 19 weeks with ds1, with this one I felt first movement at 15 weeks! Have an anterior placenta to (though it is high up) so it hasn't effected me.

honorikendall Thu 24-Apr-14 15:25:32

I started feeling my baby kick at 18 weeks, but this is my first pregnancy and apparently in second or third pregnancies you start to notice movements earlier.

weebairn Thu 24-Apr-14 16:31:25

I felt something which I am pretty sure was a movement at 12 weeks (DC2) and then nothing till 14 weeks and now several times a day at 17. It's possible the 12 week one could have been something else as it was a one off - really felt like it though.

I felt them from 16 weeks (just) in first pregnancy, so quite early there too

I have friends who felt movements from 22 weeks though and that is perfectly normal too

I think 18-22 is typical for first pregnancies and 16-20 for 2nd ones

GoatBongoAnonymous Thu 24-Apr-14 16:49:53

I felt the bubbly feeling at 15 weeks. From 20 weeks definite kicks and he continued to kick the bejaysus out of me until birth.

VaselineOnToast Thu 24-Apr-14 16:59:37

I felt it for the first time this week, just over 17 weeks. The feeling makes me squirm a bit, but at the same time, I want to feel it all the time smile

KitKat1985 Thu 24-Apr-14 17:18:29

I could feel very gentle 'butterflies' in my stomach from about 15 weeks. Now I'm 19 weeks the movements are definitely getting much more pronounced.

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