Still not feeling movement at 17 weeks

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Whereland Sat 12-Jun-21 06:51:21

I'm pregnant with my third and wondering if anyone else still didn't feel movement at 17 weeks.. I read threads on here of people saying they felt movement ridiculously early with their third.. My most recent scan was at 13 weeks and all was good. I just thought I'd feel kicks by now.

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Raindancer411 Sat 12-Jun-21 06:52:27

Where is your placenta laying? That masked a lot of movement for me as it was at the front.

Whereland Sat 12-Jun-21 06:53:32

I'm not sure they didn't make any particular mention of my placenta at my last scan so I presumed it wasn't anywhere out of the ordinary...

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bob1985 Sat 12-Jun-21 07:04:27

Do you have your notes?

They didn't mention at my scan but had written it my notes

FrancesFlute Sat 12-Jun-21 07:08:01

I think that's really normal, OP. I didn't feel it until 19 or 20 weeks with DS1. Currently a couple of days behind you (16+5) with DC2 and haven't felt anything yet and I'm really not concerned. My bump is growing and I still have symptoms (nausea, tiredness etc.) So think everything is fine, I'm sure you'll feel something in the next few weeks.

StuffinThePuffin Sat 12-Jun-21 07:12:06

With my first I felt it at 18 weeks. With my second I felt nothing until about 25 weeks, because my placenta was anterior. Also, I wasnt really paying as much attention to movements as first time around, because I was very distracted by my toddler grin

Whereland Sat 12-Jun-21 07:13:40

Thanks all. I'm just used to seeing people on here say they felt movement at 8 weeks etc 😂

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Summertime21 Sat 12-Jun-21 07:24:07

I was 18/19 weeks with my 2 before I felt anything

cookiecreampie Sat 12-Jun-21 07:46:13

With my first I felt it at 15 weeks. With my fourth I didn't feel much till 18 weeks as he was facing towards my back. I was also overweight so think that had something to do with it.

georgarina Sat 12-Jun-21 09:51:47

My first I felt at 13 weeks, my second not until 18

Girlmama3 Sat 12-Jun-21 09:59:09

Me ✋🏻 18 weeks with number 4 and only just feeling movements.

My placenta is at the front again. I only know this because a private scan picked it up. I asked the midwife last week why the 12 week didn’t note it. She said they don’t because they mostly move by the 20 week scan.

Did you hear the heartbeat at your 16 week appointment? I was Googling all sorts before that and that really put my mind at ease x

bubblebath62636 Sun 13-Jun-21 15:48:11

Too early op I wouldn't worry.

Whereland Sun 13-Jun-21 20:29:58

I just felt definite little wriggles!

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FartnissEverbeans Sun 13-Jun-21 20:51:55

I’ve been worrying about this too! I’m 18 weeks and nothing yet. I thought maybe I felt something yesterday, but it could have been gas. I’m sure I felt kicks at about 15 weeks with my first. I had a scan a week ago and everything was fine so I’m trying to be patient.

Girlmama3 Sun 13-Jun-21 21:17:28

@Whereland That's great 😀 I felt loads yesterday but nothing today 😩 Fingers crossed for tomorrow x

CiderWithRosy Sun 13-Jun-21 22:06:18

Try not to worry OP. With my first it was 22 weeks, my second 16 weeks and my third back up to about 22 weeks. As previous posters have said, a lot depends on where your placenta is lying.

Toastedsesame Sun 13-Jun-21 22:15:51

Pregnant with my second and only started feeling movements this week, I'm 19w.

halfwaythrough2 Sun 13-Jun-21 22:18:03

Pregnant with my second and it only felt like gas until about 23 weeks! And partner couldn't feel the kicks till 30 weeks this time as anterior placenta

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