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Feeling movement earlier vs later?

post #1 of 47
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I read that first time moms feel movement later. It got me wondering ,if i am included in that group b/c of my previous losses. One time i was pregnant into second trimester &felt very defined pokes. Now i am further along &barely nothing, just little streches&gassy feelings. Is every baby just different? I heard the boys move more idea, but i came up with my own maybe just to make myself feel better smile.gif. Maybe this baby is happier, i am eating sooo much healthier
So its just a content baby &time will tell?
Anyone want to share when you felt movement with your babies? How about gentle movements vs more defined ones, if that makes sense..?
post #2 of 47

I am 17 weeks pregnant (first time) and still have not felt the baby move.  I admit that I am pretty impatient with the whole baby moving thing and am REALLY trying to feel for it. Especially because it was moving up a storm on the last ultrasound 4 weeks ago. Two of my friends didn't feel their first babies move until 19 and 20w so. That gave me a little bit of reassurance. I dont know if that helps at all....I would love to know the difference between gentle and more obvious movements but I feel like that will be subjective to each mom/baby. 

post #3 of 47

I didn't feel movement with my first 3 until 20+ weeks. With this baby, I've felt flutters at 13-14 weeks and they converted to bumps and pokes by 15.5 weeks. I'm now feeling very regular movement. It's kinda crazy. I'm 18 weeks now. Anyway, yes, each pregnancy can be different.

post #4 of 47

I didn't feel the 1st and 2nd one maybe even the 3rd one until 18+ weeks and with 4, 5, & 6 I felt them moving around 11w, distinct movements.  With #6 my Dr felt her move from the outside at 14w even.  With #7 I felt almost nothing at even 18w.  With this one I very rarely feel movement even at 19w.  I'm  leaning towards him just being a very chill baby :)
 

post #5 of 47
I know it's normal not to feel it yet (I am 15wks) but my mom SWEARS she felt us all by now and she asks me every time we talk. I mostly think it's sweet, and I am following her advice in taking more quiet time to feel my body and meditate on being a mom, but I also feel pressured a bit!
post #6 of 47

I'm 16 weeks with #2 and I feel movement sometimes, not every single day.  Its just slight movement, not kicks or anything like you'll get later on.  I didnt feel movement until 19 weeks with my first baby and even then it wasnt much.  It'll be the following months that you start to feel huge baby movments ALL THE TIME.  

post #7 of 47

I can feel it sometimes when I lay down and really focus. But today was the first time that I felt it while I was busy doing something else. It stopped me dead in my tracks! I am 16 wks and 2 days. 

post #8 of 47

I was getting a little bit worried because I'm 17 weeks and still haven't felt much movement.  It's my 4th pregnancy, so I figured I would feel it earlier.  Today my midwife told me she thinks I have an anterior placenta, which could make it harder to feel movement at first.  I think babies are all different and every pregnancy is different, so I'm just trying to be patient til I feel those big movements!  They will come :)

post #9 of 47

I was getting a little bit worried because I'm 17 weeks and still haven't felt much movement.  It's my 4th pregnancy, so I figured I would feel it earlier.  Today my midwife told me she thinks I have an anterior placenta, which could make it harder to feel movement at first.  I think babies are all different and every pregnancy is different, so I'm just trying to be patient til I feel those big movements!  They will come :)

post #10 of 47

I was getting a little bit worried because I'm 17 weeks and still haven't felt much movement.  It's my 4th pregnancy, so I figured I would feel it earlier.  Today my midwife told me she thinks I have an anterior placenta, which could make it harder to feel movement at first.  I think babies are all different and every pregnancy is different, so I'm just trying to be patient til I feel those big movements!  They will come :)

post #11 of 47
I'm 17 weeks today with number 6 and I am only feeling very slight movement here and there. I definitely the babies earlier with other pregnancies, but I've been told this time that I have a large uterus. I'm guessing that's why I'm not feeling much movement yet. I'm definitely looking forward to some bigger movements! With my first I remember distinctly the first movement. I was around 3 or 4 months (Sorry, I don't know weeks, that was before people started counting weeks instead of months), so you've definitely got time. It'll happen!
post #12 of 47

This is baby #3 for me and for each pregnancy, I have always had a really hard time distinguishing those first flutters from gas lol. Up until 18+ weeks, I felt NOTHING that I could say, yes, that is baby moving for sure.

 

 I am 19 weeks along now. I JUST started feeling definate actual movement less then a week ago and my husband has been able to feel the baby kick from the outside for the past few days too. It doesn't hurt at all (yet lol) but there is no denying it is baby and not me. I only notice baby moving around when I am laying down or sitting still right now.  I also suspect that I have anterior placenta again this time as I can only feel movement really low on my belly. Either baby is hanging out really low or any movement up higher is being muffled by placenta. I have my anatomy scan ultrasound on the 15th so I will find out then :)

post #13 of 47

i definitely think the baby's position makes a difference. this is my second pregnancy to go this far and i don't remember when i felt movement last time but this time i felt it really early at 14.5 weeks. what's interesting is just a couple of weeks later i felt huge movement-- like my whole insides felt like they were shaking even though i couldn't see it from the outside....and then the baby must have turned again because it went back to smaller movements. 

post #14 of 47
This is all making me feel better about my lazy baby. I'm 18 weeks and just feel tiny things. Last night it felt like a big stretch and roll that was the first time it was obvious. But my last pregnancy I felt everything around 15-16 weeks. He was busy busy and still is.
post #15 of 47

I'm 16 weeks with my second and I've felt little tiny flutters a couple of times in the last few weeks only when I was laying very still.  Nothing regular.  I had to have an ultrasound at 12 weeks because the midwife couldn't find the heartbeat.  The ultrasound tech looked for about 5 seconds before saying "I know why she couldn't find the heartbeat.  You have a really active baby."  Baby squirmed and wiggled through the whole scan (my first child was very wiggly during ultrasounds too).

 

I had my husband talk to my tummy in the deepest voice he could make so that it made good vibrations.  Then went and laid down in the quiet after that and I could feel him/her move.  Didn't work the second time we tried it though.

post #16 of 47

I'm 17 weeks today with my first and I haven't really felt anything. Maybe a few flutters that *could* have been the baby two weeks ago when I was home sick for 3 days and laying around all day long drinking tea (and often with a full bladder), but since then nothing. It's making me really nervous that something is wrong with the baby. I'm not normally a worrier, but am fretting that maybe I exercised too hard and it hurt the baby.  Luckily I have an OB appt. on Thursday so I should be able to hear the heartbeat and be reassured. It's been 4 weeks since last heard it, and with no movement it's stressful to feel like things are actually still ok.

post #17 of 47
Awww, don't worry, Mama! Every pregnancy is different. This is my sixth and I'm 18 weeks and still only feeling tiny flutters. I just had an u/s today, so I know he's extremely active, just can't feel him much yet. You'll get there. It won't be long now.
post #18 of 47

Yeah, it's very normal this early to have little to no movement being felt. I didn't with my other 3 until after 20 weeks. 

post #19 of 47
Thanks for the reassurances ladies. Had my appt today and heard the heartbeat nice and strong. And dr said he could hear movement too. Feeling much better! My good friend is a midwife and she also reminded me that if it was that easy to hurt the baby in utero then the human race wouldn't be here. So I'm relaxing again. Hope everyone has a great day.
post #20 of 47
I'm 19 weeks and may have felt something but can't be sure. I guess I always wait to be able to see/ feel movement from the outside to say for sure that its the baby.

You'd think that being baby #4, I'd know what it feels like! Lol
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