Post # 1
I’m 17.5 weeks pregnant with twins and have been feeling an occasional kick here or there for the past few weeks. This morning when I woke up one of my babies was going crazy! The one on the left was nonstop kicking or moving (maybe hiccuping?) for several minutes straight. I am still feeling little thuds now every minute or two. Is this normal? I have no idea how fetal movement is supposed to feel but I was kind of caught off guard by it being constant for several minutes straight…I guess I thought it was supposed to be a random kick every now and then. Sorry if this is a dumb question but I have never been pregnant before and would love to know more about your experiences with fetal movement!
Post # 2
I hope so! I’m 17 weeks as well and just started feeling more noticable movement the past few days, Darling Husband was actually able to feel a kick last night too! Lucky you they are so mobile right now!
Post # 3
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 # 5
Just talked to a nurse at my OB’s office about it since it had been going on for 2 hours and felt like little pulses. She said it’s too early to feel the baby kick at 17.5 weeks and it’s likely just from round ligaments stretching. Now I feel stupid lol because I thought I’ve been feeling the babies move for weeks. She said at this point I could be feeling flutters but that’s it.
Post # 6
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
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
Totally normal… Get ready cause it’s just gonna get worse😄
Post # 9
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
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.