Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

When did u 1st feel your baby?

(16 Posts)
Laurad04 Thu 20-Apr-17 07:13:26

Hi All, im 18+4 and this is my first baby. The last few days i feel like ive been feeling the baby move.

Can anyone share their experiences when you first felt your baby and what it felt like?

Im feeling a faint poke type feeling a couple of times a day mostly on the evening. Is it baby?

ellesbellesxxx Thu 20-Apr-17 07:16:57

Sounds like it could be!
I felt flutters at about 17w but no proper wriggles or kicks until 23w.. with twins!

haveacupoftea Thu 20-Apr-17 07:33:32

I had the odd little poke and roll at 18/19 weeks. I would not feel anything for hours or days Then a little thump would come out of nowhere. Like ellesbelles it took til 23 weeks or so to feel proper movement. It probably peaked around 30 weeks, now at 34 weeks I feel much smaller rolls and fewer kicks and jabs.

Laurad04 Thu 20-Apr-17 08:07:55

Ok so i have a little longer until they get stronger. It one of those things where u feel something and u think yeh it must be but then when its not happening u question and think hmm was it smile. Its a long time from 12 week scan til 20 week scan. Although, i have heard my babys heart b3at in between. I cant eait to feel strong movement. X

DaisyChainsForever Thu 20-Apr-17 08:16:44

Hi Op, I'm also 18+4 and don't think I've felt any movement yet. I echo what you said about the time between scans, it feels like an eternity! x

arbrighton Thu 20-Apr-17 09:07:19

I felt what could have been wind except it was in a different place, for a few weeks. First things that could be described as kicks were around the 20 week scan and then, since about 24 weeks, bean has been very very busy, including sometimes making my belly jump!

Sparklyuggs Thu 20-Apr-17 09:08:30

I felt tiny flutters and movements around 18w but no proper kicks until 22w with an anterior placenta. No one else could feel the kicks until 23 weeks.

kikibo Thu 20-Apr-17 15:35:17

At 17 weeks the gynaecologist asked me if I felt any movement and I said I wanted to, but unfortunately no. Then after 3 days I felt like the crack of a very blunt whip during dinner and since then (I'm now in week 22) a lot more prodding and cracking of whips every day, especially in the mornings when I'm lying down.

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Thu 20-Apr-17 15:42:04

I felt a feeling like when you have a tick in my pelvis from about 14 weeks with baby 1, and the big kicks to feel to the touch started around 19 weeks xx

pennysays Thu 20-Apr-17 15:48:48

Nothing proper until 22 weeks as I had an anterior placenta too. Realised that I might have felt baby before but thought it was bubbles in my stomach!

Foggymist Thu 20-Apr-17 17:05:08

I felt a poke at 16 weeks, then the odd little scratchy feeling until 19/21 weeks. By 32 weeks I was nearly crying in pain with them sad

Foncy87 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:01:23

I felt flutters/tickling from 17 weeks. At about 21 weeks the movements got stronger and I could feel the baby flip and kick! At 23 weeks my DH could feel them too grin

Scaredycat2016 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:04:34

I felt a few movements that I wasn't sure were baby or not from 17 weeks ish.... It wasn't until mothers day 21 weeks that I knew it was baby when she repeatedly kicked me in the bladder for 20 mins! Xx

GlennRheeismyfavourite Thu 20-Apr-17 19:05:34

19 weeks on the dot (that was last Sunday) I think I've been feeling quite a few nudges all week since then.

SelfObsessionHoney Thu 20-Apr-17 19:06:52

19 weeks with my first baby. Felt like a 'pop' on my left side but too high up for be my bowels.
I'm 29 weeks now and baby has been doing star jumps all day, well it feels that way!

Laurad04 Fri 21-Apr-17 07:12:31

Oh its amazing... i feel like theyve been getting more frequent? So im thinking it must be him ir her smile. I can wait to start feeling actual kicks tho. Xx thanks for all you experiences xx.

Daisychains - the scans do feel like forever. Hope you've got ur second one coming up soon.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: