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When could your OH first feel the baby's movements?

(14 Posts)
bumblebee86 Fri 02-Sep-16 11:07:44

I'm 22 weeks and have been feeling baby for maybe about 3 weeks and I am feeling it more and more now and some are quite strong.

My OH has tried a few times to feel them too but we aren't sure if it's too early for him to be able to?

When have you been able to feel baby's movements from the outside?

user1463652193 Fri 02-Sep-16 11:12:24

My husband could feel them from around 24/25 I think, it was about a month after I could. at first he said it was very slight movements he could only just feel, now s/he kicks quite strongly and OH can really feel it (I'm 28 weeks). Baby does have a habit of immediately going quiet whenever he puts his hand on my belly though, it's almost quite funny! He did get kicked in the nose a week or so ago though when he was watching my tummy jump.

Hope it's not too long for you/your OH as it's definitely helped mine feel more connected to the baby.

firsttimemum20 Fri 02-Sep-16 11:17:52

My other half didn't feel a kick till 25 weeks! Although family members felt it before that. I think he didn't really know what to expect so didn't want to say he had felt it till it was a big one!

user1471950254 Fri 02-Sep-16 11:18:53

I think I was about 24/25 weeks before hubby could feel baby unless it was a massive kick or wriggle! My placenta was in front of the baby so that makes a difference to movement. Also as the above poster mentioned I found baby would sometimes stop as soon as I mentioned him moving!

bumblebee86 Fri 02-Sep-16 12:23:32

I thought I could feel it myself from the outside, but like you as soon as my OH came to feel baby stopped moving! I really want him to be able to feel it soon so we can share it and he wants to be able to.

AButterflyLightsBesideUs Fri 02-Sep-16 12:42:04

DH got lucky a few days ago and felt a kick (19 weeks) but usually he can't feel anything. It's not our first though so I am probably more aware than in the past too.

Macdat Fri 02-Sep-16 13:35:46

Mine felt it from 20 something weeks, maybe 25. But if he put his ear to my stomach he could hear baby moving instead! After a while doing this, he started getting kicked in the head haha.

smellsofelderberries Fri 02-Sep-16 14:28:44

I was 21+3 (just looked back through my diary and checked).

Trifleorbust Fri 02-Sep-16 18:35:51

He first felt it at about 22 weeks but there are lots of softer movements and not as many strong kicks that he could feel. It seems to be getting a lot stronger now and I am 26 weeks.

Honeybee79 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:36:26

About 25 weeks. I have an anterior placenta tho so didn't feel that much myself until maybe 23 weeks!

TerriB84 Sat 03-Sep-16 18:24:44

Mine first felt it around 19 weeks however he hasn't felt it since! Like a few PP have said everytime he's tried since the baby stops moving as soon as he puts his hand on my bump.

TerriB84 Sat 03-Sep-16 18:25:10

Meant to say I'm now 22 weeks

Wait4nothing Sat 03-Sep-16 18:27:41

I felt her quite late - maybe around 25 weeks (due to the placenta position apparently) and had the same situation of her staying still whenever dh came near! Other people felt her before him. He probable felt her around the 30 week mark.

Saku Sat 03-Sep-16 18:55:16

Me too 22 weeks.. with second baby... and have been feeling movements from last 2 or 3 weeks... now they are very clear...
at 19 weeks I felt some soft movements but soon they disappear... may be baby would have changed positions ... but now movements are back..

first pregnancy they were late like 23 weeks

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