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Movement at 18 weeks?

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New2020 Sun 07-Jun-20 20:10:18

I'm getting a bit concerned that I'm not feeling any movement at 18 wks and a lot of my symptoms have gone in terms of nausea and sickness.

When did you feel movement as a FTM?

Any other FTM's feeling the same way?

And will constantly poking my bump help haha

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AlviesMam Sun 07-Jun-20 20:13:50

Im 19 weeks and felt nothing yet, I feel just normal!
They say from 22 weeks u might be able to feel movement I wouldn't worry xxx

Chl00 Sun 07-Jun-20 20:26:22

I felt the same I’m now 19wks+2 and baby is noW moving round lots I felt my first kick at exactly 19 weeks but apparently this is quite early for a first time mum, most women don’t feel anything till like 22 weeks

TeddyBeans Sun 07-Jun-20 20:28:11

I got a headbutt from DS at 17 weeks and whatever days but nothing consistent until 19/20 weeks. One of my friends didn't start feeling any form of movements til closer to 24 weeks. There are so many variables that makes it impossible to say when you'll start feeling movements I'm afraid to say

New2020 Sun 07-Jun-20 20:32:58

Thanks guys @AlviesMam @Chl00 @Teddybeans

What did the movements feel like for you? Were they obvious and noticeable kicks?

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TeddyBeans Sun 07-Jun-20 20:45:28

Flutters are a common way of describing it. Personally to me earlier movements felt like the little muscle twitches you get sometimes, if you've ever experienced that? Very soft

Chl00 Sun 07-Jun-20 20:57:13

Well the movement feels like flutters and I wasn’t sure if it was the baby at first but when it kicked it was like someone flicking me from the inside but almost felt like a hiccup at the same time 😅

Emmagen Sun 07-Jun-20 20:58:15

I'm 17 weeks with number 2 and I've not felt anything I could confidently say was a kick yet.

With number one I remember going into my 20 week scan and being asked if I'd felt any movement yet. I had but they wouldn't have been worried if I hadn't.

Emmagen Sun 07-Jun-20 20:59:59

Have you ever felt your heartbeat in parts of your body? That's what the very early movements felt like to me but obviously not as regular!

hellosun20 Sun 07-Jun-20 21:05:43

With my first, I didn't feel anything until about 21 weeks. It felt like someone was lightly tickling/stroking me from the inside of my tummy. If that makes sense!? Second time around now and I've just started to feel something at 18 weeks. It might depend on the position of your placenta which you can find out at the scan. I think as a FTM you don't really know what to expect so I wouldn't worry too much ( don't mean to sound patronising!)

Buckingham1988 Sun 07-Jun-20 21:09:52

First movements feel like butterflies - it took me a few days to realise that's what it was I was 19 weeks.

WK29 Sun 07-Jun-20 21:36:37

@New2020 I’m at the same stage and feeling the exact same as you! I’ve felt the occasional little tickling feelings or twitches but nothing I can confidently say is the baby! I’m also plus sized to begin with and don’t have any form of bump yet, which I know can be normal, but it’s giving me quite a lot of anxiety 😔

New2020 Sun 07-Jun-20 21:37:04

Thanks everyone...

So maybe I have been feeling something but I have no idea if it's my stomach, indigestion or the baby haha. I think I'll be guessing until it's a bit more obvious!

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Centaurpede Sun 07-Jun-20 21:37:06

This will be my first and I haven't felt anything yet at nearly 20 weeks. I don't really have other symptoms either apart from a bump and finding sitting up harder! Any symptoms I did have disappeared at the end of first trimester

Walkacrossthesand Sun 07-Jun-20 21:45:04

My first movements as a FTM felt like a little bubble popping in the bladder area - I still remember it, 31 years on! Quite magical. Around 19 weeks I think but as PP have said, it does vary. Nausea etc do settle after 13-14 weeks for most, thankfully. Come back and share your first flutter won't you! 😍

sel2223 Sun 07-Jun-20 22:28:33

I'm a FTM and didn't ferl a thing till i was over 22 weeks.
At my 20 week scan, baby was kicking and moving around like crazy but I couldn't feel a thing....i found out at the scan that I had an anterior placenta.
As for symptoms, the 2nd trimester is by far the best! I'm 30 weeks now and, believe you me, the symptoms come back with a vengeance.....enjoy this bit while it lasts!

FizzingWhizzbee123 Mon 08-Jun-20 13:50:49

I thought I started feeling regular swoops at 16 weeks then a few days later it all stopped. Since then I think I’ve had some very irregular pops but nothing I can be confident is baby movements. I’m now 18 weeks and wish the movements would get a bit stronger so I could feel sure that baby is moving or not. I haven’t felt anything all day today. It is a bit stressful but keep trying to remind myself that it’s normal this early.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 08-Jun-20 13:53:41

18wks pregnant with my second but I remember I felt movement around 20 wks with my first, they really are like lower belly flutters.

MadameDePompadour Mon 08-Jun-20 14:00:54

@New2020 I’m glad you raised this. I’m 18+4 and have not felt anything I think could have been movement. Don’t have any symptoms as I did in first tri is also a bit unsettling. First thing my midwife asked at my 16 wk appt was if I was feeling anything and I was quite upset by it. Feeling like I’m becoming a bit obsessed now-spending lots of time trying to feel something. It’s reassuring to know that other ppl are also feeling movement a little later....

Daisysandviolets Mon 08-Jun-20 14:04:17

I started getting flutters at 17 weeks but that's only because I was really looking for it and it could have easily been missed as wind! And I would have days with nothing. I'm now 24 weeks and only just started to feel what I would say are kicks and they are still very sporadic! It's my first too, so I'm constantly obsessing over movements!

AlviesMam Mon 08-Jun-20 16:10:38

Hi all.
I've just had my scan at 19 weeks and after being very anxious of feeling normal with no movement Baby was wriggling all over! Hope it puts some minds at ease. Xxx

Elephantonascooter Mon 08-Jun-20 16:20:51

I was 17 weeks when I first felt my first move. However, I was lay down at the time and had lost a lot of. Weight due to sickness. It felt like flicking from the inside.

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