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I'm almost 15 weeks and i'm still only MAYBE feeling something like once a day. As soon as i notice it, I try to keep paying attention and then nothing else happens. This is my second so i was hoping for more by now...

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At 15 weeks this time, in the spring, I had felt some but it was not much and not consistent. By midsummer the movement was all day, very noticable, crazy! I think it just might take longer to be the really noticable kind of movement.
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I've been able to feel baby for almost 2 weeks, but it's still only 1-2x a day and I have to be holding very still and paying close attention. It is slowly getting more noticeable.

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I haven't been feeling much movement with my little ones either, I think this has something to do with being over weight though. I felt them move when the midwife tried to checked the heartbeats a few weeks ago , they didn't seem to like it and were moving away from her, I also felt them with my first u/s , I guess I can only feel them when someone is pushing on my belly and annoying them.

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I'm 15 weeks and haven't felt anything.
I didn't feel anything until 17+ weeks last time.

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I felt movement with both my kids around 13 weeks. It was really slight and hard to distinguish from gas, but I was able to verify it with the doppler. Within a couple weeks of feeling the first movement, the strength and amount increased greatly.

With this one, I feel a party going on down there, so I don't know if it's baby and gas or all baby or all gas. I just know it's often. I did feel movement a week or so ago and put the doppler right where I felt it and the baby was there and then gave another thump to prove it was him/her

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I feel things that I think, "Well, maybe that was the baby," but nothing yet that I can definitively say was movement. I'm fourteen and a half weeks, and I'm not concerned about a lack of movement at this point.

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I feel things that I think, "Well, maybe that was the baby," but nothing yet that I can definitively say was movement. .
This. In the past couple of days there have been a few times that I thought "maybe...". I felt DD around 17 weeks for the first time so I'm really not expecting to feel anything quite yet. It is one of the things I'm looking forward to most about being pregnant again though. Once DD was born my body just felt lonely without the constant party inside.

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I'm just over 14 weeks. I *think* I've felt the baby move a few times but it's nothing regular. Once a day..if that.
I didn't feel it last time until 16-17 weeks so I'm trying not to worry about it.

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I am 16 weeks tomorrow with my third and I really haven't felt anything definitive. But, I have also been crampy and gassey, which makes it very difficult to distinguish.

I saw my midwife today and she said that is completely normal. She said most women don't feel movement until between 18-20 weeks. She also said some babies don't move as much, some move more when we are sleeping, and some women have their placenta's attachmented in different spots which makes feeling movement take longer. We heard a perfect hb today, that made me feel better.

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I have been sure I have felt movement a couple of times but not regularly and not every day. I do have an anterior placenta so I guess that's why. I'm 14w 3d and this is my 3rd baby so I was sure I would feel more by now. I'm not worried though because I can sometimes feel the baby as a hard bump in my belly and then a while later it will be in a different place. My belly is quite large too and I'm thin so I can feel my uterus and the baby inside by palpating. At least, that's what I think Also when I had my ultrasound 2weeks ago the baby was not very active, so maybe this one isn't, which would be nice considering how nuts my other two are

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DP hasnt felt a single thing... It ,may be due to the fact that she has one placenta in front and one in back...

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I feel movement maybe once a day. One thing I remember from my first that the doctor told me, at this stage its totally normal not to feel anything, especially when you are active during the day. You are moving around so much that even if there was movement you probably wouldn't distinguish it from your body moving/gas/your toddler kicking you whatever. Also your movement can keep the baby sleeping and less active during the day according to what my first OB told me so its totally normal to not feel anything unless you sit down and stop rocking him/her to sleep. I actually got a good laugh at the time because the OB was so funny explaining it.
The time I feel movements is when Im laying down in bed and can't sleep. Makes sense, Im not moving around and I don't have anything distracting me since my girls are both sleeping.

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With my daughter I felt her around 17 wks. This time I felt it for the first definate time last night. It was 2 good thumps that made me jump and then flutters for a few minutes. I think Im feeling a little bit of fluttering right now but I want more kicks!

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i feel movement maybe once a day. i felt movements first at 16 weeks with my son, and i'll be 16 weeks tomorrow. i think i'm just a lot busier and i don't have as much time to sit on my couch and enjoy the wonders of pregnancy this time around.

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I am only 13 weeks, so no. I first felt my dd at 13 weeks though, so I'm totally looking forward to the days when movement is felt constantly!

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I'm just over 16 weeks and I can't feel anything. I'm thinking it's going to be a couple more weeks for me.
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I feel this baby less than I felt my last one. I'm guessing it's just being busy. It's hard to pay attention enough to distinguish "was that the baby I felt?" more than once or twice a day. M was sooo active from the get go, it was hard NOT to notice him. It'll pick up, of course.

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I've felt a couple of twinges that feel like someone dancing on my bladder but no real movement (those little flutters). I'm 13 weeks.

I felt my daughter every day from 15 weeks on. I'm waiting impatiently for this one to make itself known.

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Nothing much here either. 14w with number 4, I am pretty busy most of the day chasing the younger two and our puppy.

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13 weeks here and really not much movement to speak of! Soon though!

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I posted the other day that I definately felt it the night before. I havent felt anything since I think its been 3 days now? Im getting nervous. My friend just lost her January baby at 14 weeks and thats right where Im at. If it were anyone else Id say its normal not to feel it regularly this early but... of course Im extra nervous when its ME. I expected to feel something again by now.

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Janette - Please try not to worry. I'm in exactly the same boat. I haven't felt anything in a few days either. I'm a little worried about it but keep telling myself that I still have a few weeks before I'm *supposed* to be feeling any movement anyway.

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I *thought* I felt the baby around 14 weeks and again at the beginning of 15 but tonight at 16 weeks is when I would say "YEAH!" that was DEFINITELY it. so I would not worry about not feeling sure or anything regular at 14. I maybe felt once at 14 and wasn't sure...once at the beginning of this week and then today I definitely felt it twice and I felt very sure.

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Not definate kicks but I did feel some butterflies last night. Thats just what I needed Ill relax for a few days now. Thanks for the reassuring words.

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I'm only 13 weeks, so I haven't noticed anything. With DD, I had an anterior placenta so I didn't feel anything until 21 weeks. The ultrasound tech at my 11 week NT scan said it didn't look like it was anterior this time, so I'm hoping to feel something earlier than last time.

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For those mamas who are having 2+, do you think you felt it earlier with each subsequent pregnancy? I ask because I don't think I have. I felt #1 around 18 weeks, #2 around 17 weeks, and I'm almost 16 weeks this time and don't think I'm feeling anything....my stomach is getting bigger, my boobs are KILLING me worse than ever, but still I worry.

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Michelle, I'm on my third and I can't say that I can. I thought I really felt the babe moving last week (no gas and definite action in my uterus) but then there hasn't really been much since... I did hear the babe move on the doppler at my last appointment in the meantime, but I'm still waiting on regular, daily movements *sigh*

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Michelle - this is my third also. I definitely noticed movement sooner the second time..but I think that was primarily because I had a better idea the difference between baby and gas. Now that I know what it feels like I assume I'll feel #3 around the same time I felt #2 (15 wks). If I would have known I probably would have noticed ds at 15 wks instead of 18 wks too. I don't automatically assume that it will get earlier every time (though that would sure be nice!).

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I'm 14 weeks and have thought that I have felt the baby move a couple of times, but then I second guess myself since I have an anterior placenta. I've heard that an anterior placenta causes you not to be able to feel movement as early. I felt movement (not daily) around 13 weeks with my DD (2nd pregnancy).

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