(Closed) Fetal Movements! Is this normal?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
196 posts
Blushing bee

I hope so! I’m 17 weeks as well and just started feeling more noticable movement the past few days, DH was actually able to feel a kick last night too! Lucky you they are so mobile right now!

Post # 3
3716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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Weddingobsessed:  It is normal. It is also normal to go some days without feeling anything. Between now and 24 weeks, everything is normal. From 24 to 32 weeks you should be feeling movement in the morning, afternoon, and evening. After 32 weeks you will notice a clear pattern of movement.

I am 30 weeks and somedays my baby is going nuts. Last night he was going crazy. It was constant movement that you could see from across the room. Other times I barely feel him except for a random kick, especially if he is going through a growth spurt. He is most active when I first wake up, when I go to bed, and after dinner.

Post # 4
9799 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

sounds fine to me

Post # 6
4083 posts
Honey bee

Hiccups and real kicks aren’t generally felt until later, but I’m not sure if that changes with twins. There is a lot of room and fluid still compared to the size of the babies, so any baby movements you do feel can be totally sporatic. You don’t need to worry about frequency or lack of frequency until the third trimester.

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee

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Weddingobsessed:  It is not too early to feel the babies move.  I don’t know what your nurse is talking about.  I started feeling my first around 13weeks (we watched him kick the doppler at 16 weeks during my OB appointment) and with my second around 16 weeks.  I’d say at this point (23 weeks) I feel movement like you are describing so I think its definitely possible with twins.

Post # 8
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Totally normal… Get ready cause it’s just gonna get worse😄

Post # 9
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It is perfectly normal to feel them going nutty once in a while.  Sometimes my kid goes so crazy in there that I can’t eat or sleep until she stops.  But it didn’t happen quite that early.  Maybe more like 20-22 weeks, and bigger kicks a few weeks after.  I am 28 weeks with my second baby.  I’ve never been pregnant with twins though, so maybe that’s the difference?  

Post # 10
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s not too early to be feeling kicks. I started feeling flutters at 16 weeks and started feeling little ‘pops’ and wiggles more frequently at 17 weeks. I felt hiccups for the first time at 20 weeks. I have an anterior placenta which is supposed to make it harder to feel the baby, but that hasn’t been the case for me. I’m assuming with twins you feel more movement earlier in the pregnancy depending on where your placenta is. If it’s a very steady rhythm then it could be hiccups OR your own pulse, because until I was about 20 weeks I would feel a very strong pulse in my belly and my tummy would actually move significantly from the blood flow.

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