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Early baby movements.

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socktastic Sat 02-Jan-16 21:26:20

What did your early baby movements feel like? I'm 14+2 and not sure of the sensations I'm feeling in my tummy. Can't seem to decide if it's gurgling gas (though I'm more of a burper than a farter these days) or wee muscle spasms or the wee potato making itself known?
When would you say you started noticing definite movements?

TaliZorah Sat 02-Jan-16 21:27:32

12 weeks like bubbles. The midwife even saw it through my skin.

First baby first pregnancy no idea why that happened

fuzzywuzzy Sat 02-Jan-16 21:29:02

I felt flutters around thirteen weeks first I think.

It felt fluttery inside and occasionally a poke. It's a weird feeling isn't it, wonderful but very weird like being tickled from the inside sort of.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 02-Jan-16 21:33:05

At 16 weeks I felt a feeling similar to when you have an eye twitch but in my lower abdomen. I have a low lying placenta which explains why I felt it so early! Now at 26 weeks it's like intense muscle spasms!

Kpo58 Sat 02-Jan-16 22:48:05

I'm nearly 22 weeks and still haven't felt anything or is too thick to notice any baby movements sad

Nicky333 Sat 02-Jan-16 22:54:50

I'm almost 20 weeks and I've been feeling them for a while without being sure what they are. Like butterflies fluttering inside me. They've been getting stronger and can now sometimes be felt from the outside, so they're definitely kicks.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 02-Jan-16 22:55:53

Kpo58 if you have an anterior placenta then you often won't feel anything until later on xx

sizethree Sat 02-Jan-16 22:59:13

I felt flutters around 15 weeks and definite kind of flipping movements around 16. Proper kicks around 18 weeks and around 22 weeks my husband could feel kicks from putting his hand on my tummy.
TaliZorah are you sure that's accurate? As at 12 weeks the baby is only just over 5cm long, surrounded by amniotic fluid and sitting deep in the pelvis. Kind of impossible for it to make your skin move!

TaliZorah Sun 03-Jan-16 04:00:30

Three I thought that as well but the midwife commented when she put the Doppler thing on that she could see the movement.

Sanch1 Sun 03-Jan-16 09:22:54

She could possibly see it as output on the doppler screen, i doubt she saw it through your skin.

TaliZorah Sun 03-Jan-16 09:26:25

She pointed to it on me and said that was the baby. He used to really bounce around when the Doppler was on. I thought it was weird as I wasn't expecting to feel anything until much later.

The sonographer once commented that I had really detailed ultrasounds because I'm slim and so there's nothing to get through, could it be that? It was really strange to feel movement so early, I wasn't even sure it was until the midwife confirmed it

Jellybean100 Sun 03-Jan-16 10:39:15

Around 12 weeks I kept getting weird tummy spasms not related to babies movements, kind of like when you have an eye twitch but on my stomach. I could actually feel it from outside with my hand. Maybe it was that. X

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