I wouldnt worry too much, i panicked at 23 weeks because my little boy stopped moving for half a day, went in for monitoring and they basically sent me home 20 minutes later and said they are so small he can be doing somersaults and i just might not have felt it even though i felt him every day for 2 weeks before. I didnt believe them and still panicked because he moved constantly every day, but when i got home i had ice cold water and he didnt stop wriggling all night, so try drinking cold water or orange juice and lay on your side and wait. Even if you dont feel anything, if 23 weeks is still early for feeling movement constantly, then 17 is too x
Sleep I am also stressing over lack of movements. I'm 15 weeks with DC2 and can't help thinking there's a problem. I didn't feel DC1 until 22 weeks but have convinced myself that I should be feeling this baby already. Have been driving friends and DH mad with my constant worrying. I think I'm listening too much to the experiences of others and not focusing on my own experience. I don't think it helps that I lost a baby between DC1 and 2. I think it's made me even more nervous than I was the first time around.
First baby 19 weeks, second and 3rd baby 18 weeks. I think there are 2 schools of thought one each baby will be felt earlier and the other is your uterus is sagger after each pregnancy so it's harder to feel.
Also remember that placenta position can really effect how much you can feel.
Hi Sleep, I sympathise with how you are feeling. I am 16wks today and thought at 14 + weeks that i had felt something but then not really anything since, so i have also been worrying. I don't know if it was gas or just right position, right time! Lol. Last night, again i thought i felt something a couple of times whilst relaxing and questioned myself as to if it's gas or not! We have a sexing scan next week, so hopefully that will serve as reassurance that all is well with baby and in another few weeks real movements will be felt. It might be that the placenta is absorbing the movements, so will take longer to feel something.
I felt like this too, I didn't feel first until about 18/19 weeks and panicked when I couldn't feel my second any earlier like everyone said I would! Didn't feel 2nd properly until around 19weeks either. Depends on position of your placenta also.
This is so comforting to hear. I had an anterior placenta with DD and actually felt very little throughout my pregnancy. I couldn't count the kicks as some days I would only feel her once or twice. I had to learn what was normal for her and normal was very different to what they say normal should be.