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When you first started feeling baby kicks...

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Katnissx · 18/03/2023 20:34

Did you have days where you could feel movement and then days where you couldn't at all?

So for example recently I had a day where I was feeling lots of kicks, my dh could also feel them from outside, and then I had about 3 days with no movement felt at all, and then had another day where I could feel kicks and visibly see them from outside, but again it's been a couple of days and nothing further.
When I had my dating scan the midwife did say I may start to feel baby on my left side (which is exactly where it has been), but placenta is kind of over the right side. So could it just be the side the baby is on etc? I just thought the baby would be moving around constantly so would feel the kicks a bit more consistently?
I am still relatively early and I do know they will be more consistent as I progress, I just thought this seemed a bit odd and I remember with my previous two pregnancies I would feel little flutters most evenings fairly consistently.
Just looking for a bit of reassurance if this is normal or not!
I'm pretty confident it is not gas on account of dh feeling from outside and being able to see from outside.

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breakfastbagel · 18/03/2023 20:38

Really depends on how many weeks you are. I think I'd worry if I didn't feel just
a little something everyday after 20/22 weeks. Before that I wouldn't worry in the slightest.

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ChloeN · 18/03/2023 20:45

I asked my midwife this, she said not to worry if you feel movements then go even days without any before 24 weeks, to me that does seem a bit late! I think if your placenta is anterior the baby could definitely be kicking that, or moving into your back so you might not feel it! If you’re worried I’d ask your midwife tho just to put your mind at ease xx

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isitaline97 · 18/03/2023 20:45

How many weeks are you OP? I know I'm the super early days they can be a little sporadic and some days not felt, but as the poster above said they tend to be more recurrent after 20 weeks. If your worried you could always contact your midwife or local EPU, I'm sure they'd be happy to reassure you ❀️

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Katnissx · 18/03/2023 21:15

Thank you so much that is really reassuring, sounds like it likely is just because I am early still then. I'm 14 weeks, have been feeling them for about a week! I know it is super early to feel movement, but yeah was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this as it has been making me worry a little bit the days I don't feel anything. Hopefully will start feeling it more regularly soon 😊 thanks again!

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EMcG3 · 18/03/2023 22:09

@Katnissx - I felt movement super early. I don't think I'd worry that early, though.

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isitaline97 · 18/03/2023 22:29

@Katnissx aah lovely! I am 16.5 weeks and I'm only feeling them every now and then (some days I haven't at all) for the past week and my midwife said that is fine at my 16 week check up! :) That makes sense you feeling them early as you've had previous pregnancies 😊

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Katnissx · 18/03/2023 23:59

@iisitaline97 thank you! I am so glad to hear that, I will try and stop worrying 😊 yes it probably is because it's my third! I felt my dc2 fairly early too but that was more like flutterings to begin with, so it has been really surprising how strong it is already this time around!
I was going to upload a video I took when I was 13+4 and you can see the kicking but I didn't realise you can't upload video as an attachment on here πŸ™

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