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Old 05-17-2008, 06:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone else feel the baby from the outside with their hands but not feel the baby moving from the inside very well? I am 19 weeks and have been feeling the baby swish around and make gentle kicks with my hands but for some reason don't feel them internally.
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That is strange. Normally it's right opposite. I can't even imagine not feeling it inside when the baby is kicking hard enough to be felt from the outside.
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I wonder if it's because of the location of your placenta. I've heard that can make a difference of what you feel internally.
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i can sometimes feel movement from the inside, but most of what I feel is from the outside, too. It's very very different from PG#1, and I'm not sure what is causing it.
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Thanks for your replies they are assuring. It must be the placenta in the way. I am just so happy to be able to feel the baby moving around with my hand...that is pretty cool! Even if I don't feel it so much internally--feeling it at all is what counts!
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i'm the opposite I feel nothing on the outside whatsoever.
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It's still pretty early to be feeling movement outside. I was actually quite surprised to be able to feel it a few weeks ago and actually called my mw to ask her if it wasn't too early. She said it's early, but not outside of the realm of possibility, and if I'm feeling the baby, I'm feeling the baby...and it's definitely baby, not gas.
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It's still pretty early to be feeling movement outside. I was actually quite surprised to be able to feel it a few weeks ago and actually called my mw to ask her if it wasn't too early. She said it's early, but not outside of the realm of possibility, and if I'm feeling the baby, I'm feeling the baby...and it's definitely baby, not gas.
It is so cool feeling the baby and it is so clearly the baby esp. when you feel it with your hand. How far along are you Sarahtar? I will be 20 weeks Friday...I started feeling baby move internally early late 14 weeks but then it was strange all the sudden at 18 weeks I felt the baby from the outside with my hand way easier than I did internally. I don't know if I got de-sensitized to the feeling of the flutters or what but I occasionally feel vague flutters internally but it is SO pronounced once I put my hand on my tum. I can tell if the baby is on the R or L side or between with legs on one side or the other. It is so reassuring to feel the baby move! BTW I am not super thin or anything either--pretty normal weight actually and built small only 5'3 and short waisted. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.
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