Just wondered if anybody can help / relate. I'm 19 weeks pregnant and haven't felt any movements. Last night in bed, I had my hand on my tummy and could feel kicking or what I think was kicking. But without my hand being there, I couldn't feel anything...
I thought that you felt it from the inside first rather than only from the outside?
I personally wouldn't be worried, it's been different with all 3 of mine and I'm sure everyone else has felt at different times, But if you are you could call your midwife for some reassurance. It could also be to do with the position of the placenta- if it's at the front then you won't feel big movements. Have you had your anomaly scan yet?
Gene9, I wasn't saying it was abnormal, I was just asking if others had experienced something similar. It was more that my understanding of it is that I would feel something from the inside rather than having to have my hand placed on my tummy...
I have my 20 week scan in a week so I will mention it to them.
I was able to feel movement from inside from around 18 weeks, was then able to feel movement from the outside at around 22 weeks. But when I can feel the movement on the outside, I can still feel the movement on the inside too if that makes sense?
The only way I can think of to describe a baby moving is like when you're sitting in the front seat of a car and the person behind you has their knees in your back and keeps moving them around. It's not really a 'being kicked' feeling at all, But then again I don't know if it's the same for other people. You'll know for sure when it happens. But do remember to ask about placenta position when you go to your scan next week.
I didn't feel any proper kicks until around 23 weeks. Please do not worry yourself about it as all pregnancies are different. You'll end up stressing yourself out so much about it and is really an unwanted stress.
I felt twinges at 15 weeks, bubbles at 17, kicks internally at 19 and kicks with my hand on my belly at 20 weeks. I am very slim though and have a posterior placenta too so literally have no cushioning at the front, which might explain why I felt everything so early. I am not 'normal' according to my GP and midwife lol.
As PP have said, everyone is different and feel movement for the first time at different weeks depending on many factors. Your baby will already be wriggling a good 'un inside you and you'll feel everything in good time. Try not to worry and enjoy your 20 week scan, where you'll see lots of movement and one healthy, happy baby