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When did you first feel your baby move?

(33 Posts)
Millie26 Thu 18-Sep-08 10:29:45

All the books say around 18 weeks for a first baby, do you think that's about right?

surprisenumber3 Thu 18-Sep-08 10:31:40

I was about 21 weeks with my first to be honest, I think it was a few days after my 20 weeks scan.

With my second, was 17-18 weeks.

crokky Thu 18-Sep-08 10:32:10

can vary - if your placenta is on the front, you feel movements later and not as strongly.

Felt my DS (1st baby with back placenta) early at about 15 wks

Felt my DD (2nd baby with front placenta) about 18/19 weeks

eilidhfi Thu 18-Sep-08 10:32:43

I was 16 weeks with DD. Depends on the mummy, depends on the baby.

mamaspanx Thu 18-Sep-08 11:06:28

about 22wks with no.1 about 17wks with no.2 and i'm about 14wks now with no.3 and convinced i can feel something...or is that my churning tummy?

Tinkerisdead Thu 18-Sep-08 11:08:48

My placenta is on the front so didnt feel full movements until 22 weeks. i felt fluttering very low at 16 weeks but that first definate movement was at 22 weeks.

ChocOrange05 Thu 18-Sep-08 11:18:48

21 weeks for me - DC1.

DrsWife where have you been - we miss you in Nov! smile

tinkhasanactivebean Thu 18-Sep-08 11:45:47

i felt dd move @ 17 weeks
this one @ 15 weeks

CaptainKarvol Thu 18-Sep-08 11:49:58

I felt DS (1st pg) at 13 weeks - like tiny goldfish bubbles very low down, and quite unlike any feeling I'd ever had before.

This pg I started feeling 'something' at about 11 weeks, am now 13 weeks and occasionally get a sensation which I believe is the baby shifting around.

Real kicking was going on by about 18 weeks first time.

I must have tummy muscles of purest rice-paper...grin

ShowOfHands Thu 18-Sep-08 11:52:20

Felt dd at 17 weeks but it wasn't like movement, just little popping, bubbly sensations. It took about 5 weeks for the popping to get stronger and turn into wriggles.

nooname Thu 18-Sep-08 11:54:19

With first it was after 20 wk scan but I had anterior placenta.

This time with second I'm pretty sure I felt it from around 12/13 wks and now by 19 wks can feel it very strongly so don't think I have an anterior placenta this time!

mummy2000 Thu 18-Sep-08 12:33:54

Approx 17 weeks with my first one too.

Northumberlandlass Thu 18-Sep-08 12:41:49

Around 20 weeks for me too. But, at first it was like having butterflies... iykwim.


Claire236 Thu 18-Sep-08 12:50:01

About 15 weeks

Millie26 Thu 18-Sep-08 12:51:54

I woke up the other morning feeling that bubble feeling low down - was 13 wks and a few days.

Might well have been curry though!!

Highlander Thu 18-Sep-08 13:25:05

17 weeks both times

peppermintpig Thu 18-Sep-08 20:19:15

20 weeks for number 1 and 19 weeks for number 2.

jenniferturkington Thu 18-Sep-08 20:26:04

Definate movements at 15 weeks with DS and 18 weeks with current bean. Odd 'possible' flutterings since about 13 weeks this time though.

malloo Thu 18-Sep-08 22:49:01

18 weeks with first one, 12 weeks with this one.

electra Tue 30-Sep-08 01:50:25

I'm 12 weeks now and I'm sure I can feel it wriggling - is that possible?? (3rd pregnancy)

nappyaddict Tue 30-Sep-08 01:51:16

12 weeks for first baby but then i hardly felt him again until 24 weeks cos he was back to back.

broodymom Tue 30-Sep-08 10:43:37

I remember with dd1 it was about 18 weeks i was lying on the bed watching tv and i could feel a little sort of bump bump, said to dp so we sat looking at my tummy hmm and you could see tiny little prods on my skin it was such a sureal and amazing experience that we filmed it !

NK5d4af5e0X11cd2f57f29 Mon 06-Oct-08 18:16:36

Hi there,

I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first baby and I felt movements around 17 weeks, it was only a bubble feeling ( and I thought it was trapped wind ;-) but my midwife confimed she could see my tummy moving and so that was my little one moving.

hanaflowerate3scones Mon 06-Oct-08 18:22:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dinny Mon 06-Oct-08 18:24:43

Electra, yes, I felt this one very early (3rd)

but the movements really come and go... (am 18 wks)

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