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Hello, everyone!<br><br>
My EDC is October 26, which makes me 19 weeks pregnant. I'm pretty sure that I felt the baby move already during the past few weeks a couple of times each day, but I haven't felt any movement during the past few days. Has anyone else had this happen, and is it normal at this stage?<br><br>
I suffered a 6-week miscarriage right before I became pregnant with this baby, so needless to say I'm a little more worried than a lot of first-time moms! I'm also a hypochondriac (sp?) by nature, so I'm trying to keep this tendency under control so I don't stress myself out too much!<br><br>
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide, and I'm excited to talk to you all since I'm new here!
 

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Welcome to MDC and to the October expecting mamas thread. Sorry for your earlier loss, and hope you get over your nervousness as each week passes with this pregnancy. Isn't it exciting to feel the baby move? So what does it feel like for you, wiggles, taps?
 

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It definitely is exciting! It feels like little taps, which at first I mistook for gas, of course! :LOL
 

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It was normal for me...I had a whole weekend where I didn't feel anything...and it's still hard to feel when I am not completely paying attention and I am a little over 20 weeks.<br>
I get worried too...also had an early miscarriage the month before I got pregnant with this bean so I know how worrisome it can be.<br><br>
Welcome to the board btw and very sorry for your previous loss<br><br>
Congratulations on the pregnancy!
 

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It is very normal to go days at a time without feeling movement when you have just recently started feeling it. Soon you'll be feeling it daily! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I'm 21 weeks, I think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> and I am not feeling the baby move on a consistent basis yet. I am not at all concerned because this is normal for me and my pregnancies.<br><br>
Enjoy your pregnancy!
 

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Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and reassurances! Sometimes it's hard to know what to expect and what's normal, etc. since this is the first pregnancy I've carried this far. I'm sure everything is fine, but it's easy to get concerned!
 

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Senga,<br><br>
I too had a miscarriage early in my first pregnancy and I am a bit of a hypocondriac myself. So I certainly know what that kind of thing can do to your confidence in your body. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm so sorry for your loss but I'm glad everything everything is going well now. I'm also due the 26th of October, and I go several days at a time without feeling the baby move. Something that has really helped me is that I rented a doppler heart monitor from <a href="http://www.bellybeats.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bellybeats.com/</a> I listen to the baby every night before I go to bed, and also if I'm feeling nervous at all. I can't tell you how much its helped! I used to go to my monthly checkups sick to my stomach I was so worried they would find something wrong, but now I don't worry at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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