(Closed) When can I expect to feel the baby move for the first time??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SoontobeMrsAM:  At about 16 weeks I started feeling little flutters and brushed it off as gas bubbles because it is easy to mistake the two. At 18 weeks I felt my first definite kick/roll. It just felt…weird. After that I started feeling flutters and kicks all the time. I asked my US tech and she said that at that stage more than likely it is your baby and not gas bubbles.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh wow…I’m so jealous lol. I’m 16 weeks and I haven’t felt anything yet….can’t wait till I do! 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I felt her roll over at 15+1, it was super weird! After that most nights when I would lay down to sleep I could feel her in the same spot (lower left side) just getting cozy. I started feeling kicks/jabs around 17/18w & Darling Husband started feeling her around 22/23 weeks. Now she kicks in the morning when Darling Husband says goodbye to me. I’m convinced that she recognizes his voice =) 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

It depends on the woman and where the baby/placenta are located.  I felt the first flutter at 14w, which was pretty early.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I first started feeling flutters at around 19 weeks, but that is late because I have an anterior placenta that is on my left side. I started feeling strong kicks and seeing kicks at around 23 weeks.

The way I describe the flutters to people is it feels like a combination of a gas bubble and a muscle twitch. If you have ever had your eye twitch uncontrollably for a few seconds, it feels like that. Also with a few gas bubble with it. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t remember but it was between 18 and 20 weeks that I felt first movements.  To me the movements felt like a muscle twitch, like when your eye gets twitchy but in your stomach.

Post # 23
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I started feeling flutters at 14 weeks

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

 For me it was light movements around 20 weeks, strong movements 23 to 24 weeks

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I started feeling the butterfly sensation at around 18 weeks and Darling Husband felt his first kick at 23 weeks 🙂

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I stated feeling tickles at 14ish weeks. By 16 I felt distinct “tap tap tap” kicks and by 18 Darling Husband could feel too. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I started feeling ‘something’ around 15 weeks. By the end of the 16th week I felt distinct kicks – but not all the time. Sometimes I still felt flutters. I’m almost 20 weeks now and I feel my son move a few times a day – and the kicks are getting stronger!!

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SoontobeMrsAM:  I was about 16 weeks. I’m 26 weeks now and the kicks and flutters happen all the time- really cool!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@MrsRugbee:  Same here- I felt a distinct “thud” at 14w (which is CRAZY early) and didn’t really feel anything else until 16w when I began to feel her kicking. 

I did feel a lot of bubbles but I just assumed they were all gas because lets be real… I have had intense gas this entire time 🙁

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just to give a late bloomer’s perspective…I had an anterior placenta so I knew I’d feel it later, but I first felt something around 19-20 weeks (only because I was literally laying on my stomach on the floor TRYING to feel something).  I didn’t start to feel movement just whenever until much later (maybe 23 weeks), and I was 28-30 weeks before I started to feel consistent movement throughout the day.  So don’t freak out if you’re not feeling much!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SoontobeMrsAM:  I didnt feel noticeable kicks until week 22. I am not sure if I was just late to the game or just wasnt sure what I was feeling before. The first kicks I got were super hard though so I am sure if I knew what to look out for, I would have felt it sooner.

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