(Closed) Pregnancy Question for those mommies and mommies to be out there!!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congrats! There is a wide range of experiences for when you can feel the baby move for the first time. For first time moms it tends to be between 18 and 22 weeks, according to my midwife. I felt *something* I thought might be baby around 19 weeks, sort of like gas pressure, and I was 21 weeks when I first felt a distinct kick.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The uterus starts moving up out of the pelvis around 12 weeks.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

They say the uterus moves out of the pelvis at about 12 weeks, but I popped before that, despite it being my first pregnancy. It wasn’t just weight gain/bloat either, because I’ve lost weight during pregnancy, not gained it. That said, I am very short, with a very shallow pelvis.

I felt movement at about 20 weeks. Apparently that’s normal for a first pregnancy.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didn’t feel anything move while it was moving up out of my pelvis.. I started noticing a bump probably around 15w, but I don’t think anyone else would of guessed I was pregnant til about 18-20w.. and even then it was still “Maybe she is.. or maybe she ate a big cheeseburger.” For sure I looked pregnant around 22-24w.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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oliviakatherine:  Yep. You can feel it stretch and then I swear it grows overnight. Same thing with my boobs. It’s a dull ache and is apparently normal.

I didn’t feel it move out of my pelvis, but I did feel it stretch every day.

Also, by 13 weeks I could feel kicks from the outside. I am (or was) very thin and it wasn’t every day, but I could feel them with my hand on my belly.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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oliviakatherine:  According to my OB, the uterus will start moving up around 12 weeks, but it can take several weels more of growth before baby is up in abdomen area. It was just at my 19-week appointment last week (20+1 today) that when the doctor dopplered the heartbeat, he was on my abdomen (which was cool!). At my 16-week, the baby had still been pretty low in the pelvic area. Feeling movement, I started feeling little flutter around 14/15 weeks, but wasn’t confident at that point at identifying them. At 20 weeks, feel definite flutters daily, some “rolling”, and a few rally small “jab”-like feelings that may be kicks/punches. I’ve read that for first timers, it can take up to 25 weeks to feel kicks/punches for sure.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I didn’t feel it move up and out (it’s so gradual, takes until week 20 to get to your belly button level!) but definitely noticed more of a bump forming around that time. Turns out I’m carrying fairly low so my pants didn’t fit very early.

I started feeling baby move around 16weeks just tiny swimmy motions I could only feel on the inside but I had to put my hand on my belly and concentrate. Around 19wks baby started making bigger movements and DH could feel. My OB’s notes had said to expect movement by 22-25wks And they have you start kick counts at 27wks. At 20weeks I found out I have an anterior placenta, so I’m surprised I was feeling as much as I was, bc AP often block movement. I’m 27wks and in the last couple weeks baby has become so much more active and I can occausonlr see a movement on my belly! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s relatively uncommon for first-time moms to feel the baby move so early. Feeling movement has less to do with when the uterus grows out of the pubic bone and more to do with the location of your placenta. If it’s on the back of your uterus (posterior), then the baby grows near the front and it’s generally easier to feel kicks sooner. If it’s on the front of your uterus (anterior), then it can potentially dull the kicks and you might not feel them for a while. Either scenario is fine medically.

I have an anterior placenta and first felt some clear fluttery movements at 18 weeks, followed by the first real kick at 19 weeks. My husband wasn’t able to feel the baby on the outside until about 24 weeks, although ever since 27 weeks, we have been able to see my belly dance around from the outside 🙂 As for “looking pregnant,” it was somewhere around 14-15 weeks! Enjoy this time of watching your bump grow, it is so fun.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have always felt my babies around 14 weeks. Just little flutters- but still noticeable.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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oliviakatherine:  Just don’t stress yourself out if you can’t feel kicks as early as you start showing 🙂 A friend of mine is about 90 lbs soaking wet and popped an immediate baby bump at about 10 weeks, but because she had an anterior placenta, she didn’t feel her baby kick until 18-19 weeks either. Everyone’s different!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

With my first I started feeling movement at 14 weeks. I started feeling movement at almost 20 weeks with my second.

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