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21 weeks and still not felt baby move

(22 Posts)
Lizzy86 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:18:58

How far gone are you usually to feel actual movements? Kicks?

I feel the occasional flutter (like I have wind) but nothing else. Not worried but feel abit disconnected. Anyone else? hmm

originalusernamefail Wed 17-Dec-14 14:21:16

Have you had your 20 scan? If so check the location of your placenta. I had an anterior placenta and didn't feel DS until 28 weeks. DH never felt him at all, but he was fine and born healthy.

stargirl1701 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:21:58

Is it your first? I felt DD1 at 24 weeks.

greenlizard Wed 17-Dec-14 14:25:07

Hi. I wouldn't worry. I started feeling "flutters" at 19 weeks but I wasn't quite sure if it was as this is my first. When I had my 20 week scan he was twirling around and I couldn't feel a thing!

I am 26+5 now and his movements are getting much stronger especially at night when I am trying to get some sleep fsmile

Lizzy86 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:27:14

Yes I've had my scan last week and I'm having a boy smile it's my first too yes

I keep wanting to feel him and sit patiently most nights but don't feel anything hmm

Midwife didn't mention anything but I do have to go back next week to finish the anomaly scan as he was apparently lying in an awkward position and they couldn't complete the scan

Hoggle246 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:29:25

I don't think I could quite feel ds at my 20 week scan. Flutters like wind very occasionally but as he was my first I wasn't sure if it really was just wind!

He started moving soon after and then became very energetic. Sure you'll feel an unmistakable kick soon.

Pusspuss1 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:35:00

I think I was 22 weeks with DS1 (anterior placenta). I was busily looking out for kicks, but despite that, when I did eventually feel them, I realised that I'd been feeling them for a while before that, but I just thought it was bubbles of air moving in my tummy. Doh!

Hoggle246 Wed 17-Dec-14 14:39:35

On another note now I'm not pregnant, when I do have wind, it reminds me of ds kicking in the early days. It's such a lovely feeling. Like bubbles, as pp have said.

rebelfor Wed 17-Dec-14 14:42:02

Lizzie86 the position of your placenta should be in your pregnancy notes if you've had your 20 week scan.

eastcoastmum2014 Wed 17-Dec-14 15:05:38

I didn't feel anything until 18 weeks and then I didn't really feel kicks as such until about 20 weeks. I have a posterior placenta which means I should feel movements very strongly as the placenta is behind the baby! Anyway I wouldnt worry too much- if you have an anterior placenta then you might not feel anything until 25/26 weeks- I like the analogy that the fluttering feels like a little goldfish wriggling under your skin hehe! smile

blackwidow74 Wed 17-Dec-14 16:32:10

22 weeks here with dc6 and anterior placenta and it's only been the last week or so I've felt definite movement ... and only daily in the last 4 days smile

Jodie1982 Wed 17-Dec-14 17:13:58

I have an anterior placenta, and feel my lil one all the time, it actually starts to get annoying, especially at night when trying to sleep.
You'll start to feel ur little one soon enough, try not to worry.

Butterpuff Wed 17-Dec-14 17:23:17

Nope I couldn't feel bump at the 20 week scan (which I had at 21 weeks!). I think it was around 24-26 weeks that I could really identify, and DH only felt a kick for the first time a couple of days ago we are now 30 weeks.

CarbeDiem Wed 17-Dec-14 17:57:52

I think I was around 20 weeks when I first felt ds1 flutter. Kicks came around 24 weeks.

Hoggle Me too blush
There's been a few times I've felt it and my immediate reaction was > in this order
shock WTF? NOOOO! Mental calculating when I'd last had a period smile smile

Annietheacrobat Wed 17-Dec-14 18:02:11

I wasn't convinced until 23-24 weeks with DD1 (ant placenta)

merlehaggard Wed 17-Dec-14 18:05:18

Past 20 weeks to be confident that it really was the baby. Prob 23 weeks approx.

Sonoma Wed 17-Dec-14 20:35:35

The flutter will be it smile

steerpike82 Wed 17-Dec-14 23:21:10

I didn't feel bubs2 until the early twenties weekwise either as I had anterior placenta. If the scan is OK, all is good - just enjoy the butterflies until they become proper kicks - later on you'll be wishing for the bubbles! It is lovely though smile

TheScenicRoute Wed 17-Dec-14 23:27:24

I started feeling them at 21 weeks. X

divingoffthebalcony Wed 17-Dec-14 23:35:27

I felt movement before 16 weeks in my first pregnancy.

Second time around, I'm 18 weeks and feeling nothing. Pretty sure it's an anterior placenta.

aneesa28 Fri 19-Dec-14 18:21:24

Hi Lizzy86, have you checked the scan report in your notes? It should tell you at the bottom in which position the placenta is lying. With my first two pregnancies I didn't feel the baby moving until later on but this time I have felt activity since week 17, he is positively boxing in there. Every pregnancy is different, as is each baby's personality.

Lizzy86 Sat 20-Dec-14 20:56:59

Checked my scan notes and I have anterior placenta so this makes me feel a little more relaxed for not feeling baba properly yet smile

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