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#1 of 6 Old 03-05-2013, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
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This is my fourth pregnancy and I have felt my baby move a few times starting last week. That means at 11 weeks! I looked back in my baby book for my last and the first time I felt him move I was 12 weeks. This seems to be very early and uncommon!? Yesterday and today I swear I'm having contractions. I remember having them all the time contuinslely with my last baby as well, but can't remember when they started. So are any other mamas feeling baby and contractions this early?

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I felt my second and third babies around 11 weeks. This pregnancy (third) I felt BH type contractions starting very early, around 8 weeks, though not regularly.

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I am a FTM and started feeling the baby at 15wks, which means I may be with you on the second go around! Idk about contractions though. I feel muscle spasms, gas cramps and round ligament pains, but nothing that feels like my uterus contracting except orgasm!

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With #2 (and then again with #3 and this one, as well as one I lost later on), I was already feeling baby move by that time as well. (actually this time I was so nervous about picking up a HB after my history, so I was laying on the floor praying about it and felt a tiny little wiggle- that's the only accurate way I can describe it- in the very lower left so I put the doppler there and sure enough, HB!  That's after a couple weeks of trying- I pick up a HB around 8 weeks generally until this time- and not finding it anywhere)  And my BH have started as early as 7/8 weeks with subsequent pregnancies, and then I usually hit a point in the early 2nd tri where I stop feeling them for a few weeks.  The uterus begins contracting pretty much from the start, but most women just don't feel it that early on.


Some people will say it's impossible, but there are a few of us out there who are extremely hyper-aware of our bodies, and IMO it makes perfect sense that we would be able to feel things that are exclusive to pregnancy.  I don't see why it's even debatable. LOL

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I did not feel the baby move till 21weeks, which caused me some anxiety as I had experienced two later term losses before.  It was suggested to me that since my placenta is anterior this time that it was absorbing the feeling of movement till then.  Now at 31 weeks there is lots of movement every day and I am so thrilled with every moment of it! 


I never was aware of having BH in any of my previous pregnancies.  Feeling hyper aware this go round so I'm wondering what the next weeks may bring...

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In my first pregnancy, I didn't feel movement until ~18 weeks or so and never felt BHs (but probably had them). This time (with twins) I felt them moving ~12 weeks and confirmed it was movement I was feeling at an ultrasound at 13 weeks when I could see their movement corresponding to what I was feeling. I'm not sure when I felt my first BH, sometime early 2nd trimester. I think especially in a second pregnancy you are more likely to feel movement early as you know what movement feels like. I know during my first, I wasn't sure until it was stronger because that fluttering could just be digestion or whatever, but I knew better this time around.

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