(Closed) When did you first feel your baby move?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you feel your LO move?
    16 weeks or earlier : (15 votes)
    26 %
    17 Weeks : (17 votes)
    29 %
    18 Weeks : (8 votes)
    14 %
    19 Weeks : (9 votes)
    16 %
    20 Weeks : (3 votes)
    5 %
    21 weeks or later : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I first felt moving late in my 17th week. it felt like little flutters, almost like she was tickling me from the inside. I first felt her kick at 19w1d. Hopefully you will feel LO soon!

    Post # 4
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I started feeling what I interpreted as like popcorn popping in my uterus somewhere late in week 18. Around weeks 19 and 20 it started to feel more like taps, and by 21 they were hard taps. 

    Post # 5
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I didn’t feel my daughter until after 20 weeks because I had an anterior placenta; what @Mrs Sarah McK:  described (like popcorn popping) is exactly what it felt like for me, too!

    With my son, he was crazy strong, and I felt him at like 15 weeks.

    Post # 6
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t feel her at all until I think about 23 weeks. I kept seeing her on the ultrasound so I knew she was fine, but she was a little lazy ๐Ÿ™‚

    I asked my doctor the same question and she said you will know. I felt the bubbles and flutters, but it also felt the same as gas pains. When  finally felt her I felt it like a kick.

    Post # 7
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Around 18 weeks I felt “bubbles” or “flutters” but then after 20 weeks I didn’t feel him again until about 25 weeks! But that is because I have an anterior placenta and it blocked the movements. Most women do feel something by 20 weeks, so you shouldn’t too much longer to wait! But if you do have an anterior placenta, it may take longer. My co-worker didn’t feel her baby move until 28 weeks, but that is very unusual!

    Post # 8
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @totheislnds:  I felt it at the very end of week 14. My husband was driving and I was in the passenger’s seat, I felt an area of my tummy get a little bit harder than usual and then a couple pops right in the hard area. I’ve felt that same popping on an off since then so I’m pretty sure it was the baby. I’m in my 17th week right now and have felt flutters and taps a few times a day this whole week ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure you’ll feel it soon! When’s your due date? Sounds like we’re pretty close. Mine’s January 6.  


    Post # 10
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i never really felt those early flutter people talk about. or if i did, i didn’t realize. it’s been more in the past few weeks that i have really felt a lot of moment.  probably from about 22 weeks? or 23, not sure.  DH can even feel it now. and i got totally freaked out when i actually saw my stomach move in line with the movement i was feeling!  totally worth the wait – but i know how you feel. at 17-18 weeks, i was getting quite anxious to start feeling it.

    Post # 11
    5976 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Mrs Sarah McK:  That’s a good way to describe first movements!

    I felt the flutters/bubbles/popcorn in between my 16th and 17th week. The thumps I started to feel around 19/20 weeks. I could definitely mistake the first flutters as something else. I think I felt them a few times and was like, “boy, my stomach is gargly today” and then realized that it was the baby!

    @totheislnds:  I know it’s so hard not to worry until you go for your 20 week ultrasound, but like Mrs. Spring said, if you have an anterior placenta, you might not feel the kicks until well after your 20 week ultrasound. They should be able to tell you then if you have one!

    Post # 12
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @totheislnds:  Yay almost due date twins! That popping definitely sounds like the baby! Unless you have to pass gas pretty soon after the popping, I’d say it was the baby ๐Ÿ™‚ Try eating something sweet and being quiet/still for a short time after to see if you feel anything. I typically notice more activity when I eat!

    Post # 13
    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I felt my first popcorn pop at 15w 4 days.  Then more movement at 16 weeks.  It was even so strong that my husband could feel it then.  It was sporadic (every few days) until about 20 weeks.  My doc didn’t believe me when I said I felt movement that early.  When we had our anatomy scan, we saw that the baby’s legs were measuring 3 weeks ahead in terms of length.  Now I know why I felt it so early.

    Post # 14
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I am at 17 weeks today and I’ve felt no movement.

    Post # 15
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    flutters- 17 weeks. hard to remember cause i wasnt sure what it was.

    kicks-20 weeks, i am now 21 and the kicks are getting stronger, my husband can now feel them from the outside.

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