(Closed) Feeling the Baby "Flutter"

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow, 8 weeks seems really early. I was on the later end, I was 23 weeks before I felt her. Most people seem to say between 18 and 22 weeks.

Post # 5
5976 posts
Bee Keeper

Yeah, I would also say that 8 weeks is really early to feel a flutter. I didn’t feel the baby flutter until probably about week 16 or 17. There are a lot of people who don’t feel the baby at all until after 20 weeks. I think you might have had just a muscle spasm or something else.

When I first felt the baby move, it was more like a feeling of bubbles in my way low abdomen. Right now, your uterus isn’t really big enough to feel something on one side or the other.

Post # 7
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would also say that 8 weeks is way too early to feel the flutters. I didn’t feel flutters until the end of week 16. My doctor told me not to expect to feel the baby until week 18 at the earlierst since it was my first, but said that some people won’t feel it until week 22-23. My flutters also felt ike bubbles.


Post # 8
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

I first started feeling flutters around week 16 and that was REALLY early, compared to other moms. At 8 weeks, the baby is only the size of a rasberry, so I don’t think it is big enough to feel yet! I was really bloated and uncomfortable at 8 weeks, so anything I felt was definitely gas. 

Post # 9
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I felt some twitches like you are describing, along with some taps, around week 14. I may have felt a bubble or two before then, but I wasn’t sure if it was baby or gas. I started feeling definite kicks/punches between 17-18 weeks, which is on the early side, but there was no doubt it was the baby. By 18-19 weeks I could see my belly moving from the outside and DH felt her kick at 19 weeks. I think I was on the early side of feeling movement.


Post # 10
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think that’s part of implantation (even though it’s already implanted) – maybe the placenta?  I had that feeling – a kind of scratchiness – very early on and then again a bit later.  Baby is still tiny, tiny at 8 weeks so it has to be something related to everything around the baby.

Post # 11
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

8 weeks is probably way too early. I first felt the flutters around 16 or 17 weeks. I don’t think your little one is big enough to feel, yet. But in another month or two, he/she should be big enough to feel! 🙂

Post # 12
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i dont remember when i started feeling flutters, i want to say 16 weeks ? i am now 20 weeks and i can feel some movement- kicking something ?. it’s so awesome ! my husband is jealous that he cant feel anything yet.

Post # 14
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I didn’t feel any obvious movement until about 22 weeks, confirmed at my 24 week appointment when my guy kicked the doctor’s doppler off. This is with an anterior placenta. You won’t know the location of your placenta until the 12-13 week ultrasound or even later at the 20 week anatomy scan. My first felt movements were only early in the day and late at night. Even then, I wasn’t sure. My husband liked to joke that it was just gas and lots of it. From 24 weeks, I’ve felt my baby more and more. Here at 35-36 weeks, I feel him constantly. 8 weeks is way too early to feel anything.

Post # 15
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I started feeling flutters around 18 weeks or so.

Post # 16
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

No telling.  I felt around 11 weeks what felt like a hamster on a tread-mill.  Then I didn’t feel anything until 16 weeks.  Something was going on for sure on that day I felt the hamster movement.  

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