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When did you feel baby move?

(35 Posts)
Beansprout30 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:32:04

I know everyone is going tone different, I'm nearly 18 weeks and can't wait to feel movement! Is it usually quite obvious that it's baby? smile

Sanch1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:35:08

DC1 20 weeks, this pregnancy about 15 weeks. It'll feel like popping in your tummy, you might not be sure at first but as it keeps happening itll get more obvious.

Suzietwo Fri 19-Feb-16 19:35:14

You'll feel it within a week or so I'm sure!

daisydalrymple Fri 19-Feb-16 19:40:55

With dc1, probably around this stage. I felt it first lke butterflies in tummy, which became stronger over the days so I started to realise that it was the baby smile lovely feelings.

Felt it much sooner with dcs2&3, as recognised them for early flutters, rather than the thumping kick you expect (don't worry it won't be long before you get that!)

eurochick Fri 19-Feb-16 19:56:40

Just before 20 weeks. She wasn't keen on turbulence on a flight. I think she was adopting the brace position!

sepa Fri 19-Feb-16 19:58:56

24 weeks before I was sure but I had fluttering before then.
It will also depend on where your placenta is

gunting Fri 19-Feb-16 20:03:32

18 weeks exactly and I had a posterior placenta

m33r Fri 19-Feb-16 20:06:30

18+1 first movement and it was a visible kick

Ludways Fri 19-Feb-16 20:14:42

22 weeks with first, earlier with second when my stomach muscles were already shot, lol

Apparently the stronger your stomach muscles are, the later you feel it. Obviously a generalisation, but I found it to be the case.

Missingcaffeine Fri 19-Feb-16 20:15:09

I didn't feel anything with my first until about 22 weeks - but it was fairly strong from then onwards. I'm now 19 weeks with my second and haven't felt anything definite yet. Both pregnancies I've had an anterior placenta.

WhispersOfWickedness Fri 19-Feb-16 20:18:12

21 weeks with the first, 13 weeks with the second. I suspect I had probably been feeling it longer with the first, but didn't recognise it as the baby moving, just thought I had wind grinblush The second time I recognised it straight away, which is why I think I felt it a lot earlier smile

Beansprout30 Fri 19-Feb-16 20:38:21

Ooh thank you everyone, I can't wait. I do a lot of horse riding and think my stomach muscles are quite strong so I bet I'll take ages to feel anything angry

Homeboddy49 Fri 19-Feb-16 20:53:24

I'm 22 weeks on Sunday and I've been feeling fluttering/bubbles for a few weeks but no kicks yet. Can't wait. When you have your 20week scan you will see the baby moving around lots which is gorgeous

Quodlibet Fri 19-Feb-16 20:57:13

11 weeks this time around! Very early but very definitely movements. They didn't get regular til a week or two ago - am 19wks now.

littlestlily Fri 19-Feb-16 21:02:51

About 22 weeks with my first, but it really does depend where your placenta is, I had an anterior placenta with my youngest (number 5) and I felt movement later and a lot less than with the others, you'll feel
It soon, or you might be already as it feels like bubbles in your belly and you might not have noticed yet 😊

MingZillas Fri 19-Feb-16 21:05:59

17 weeks for me. Felt like bubbles popping. I miss feeling my dd in my tummy. Cherish it when you can feel it x

nixxxy Fri 19-Feb-16 21:39:49

20/21 weeks. I remember I was on the bus home when the sensation became obvious. It really did feel like bubbles popping! Very unique and unusual feeling at first but it soon became lovelysmile I have an anterior placenta fyi.

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 19-Feb-16 21:57:36

16 weeks, first baby but I have/had a low laying placenta. It felt like a twitch!

Inwaiting Sat 20-Feb-16 16:29:33

im 22 weeks and feel nothing yet. my placenta is at the front though so not worried just yet

Beansprout30 Sat 20-Feb-16 16:56:34

How will I know where placenta is? Will I be told at 20 week scan?

brookeberry Sat 20-Feb-16 17:07:39

Yes bean they should tell you where the placenta is or you can ask. I have a posterior placenta so I should feel more, but I only felt DC1 at around 22 weeks. It felt like bubbles popping and quite subtle.

Bluecarrot Sat 20-Feb-16 17:51:48

First o was 18 weeks but second I had placenta at front and barely felt her move the whole time. I had to be lying on my back and really still, then poke her!
She rarely sits still now....

mascaraisamust Sun 21-Feb-16 09:11:22

I'm 19 weeks tomorrow and have been focused on whether I can feel him move. I've got an anterior placenta so I'm putting it down to that why I'm not feeling as much. I have some little, hardly noticeable popping in my tummy, usually after a cold drink or something sugary. I'm still in the stage of wondering if it's baby or if it's my tummy reacting to what I'm drinking/eating. Sometimes feels like an ever so slight twinge/tapping. I'm hoping its baby but I will remain inconclusive until I feel a thwack now! Roll on the scan!

Outaboutnowt Sun 21-Feb-16 09:28:04

Absolutely nothing til about 21 weeks. Then it was definite, strong movement, it came on almost overnight. I didn't feel any flutters or popping sensations.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 21-Feb-16 09:34:03

Movement is lovely until you're up all night being kicked grin

They told me about my placenta at 20 week scan.
You can mistake movement for wine at first - I was lying down and concentrating when I felt my first movements. I thought I was imagining things until the scan when she told me that baby was basically kicking right into my stomach!

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