(Closed) When did you start feeling baby kick frequently?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: I started feeling baby kick all the time at...
    before 16 wks : (1 votes)
    2 %
    16 weeks : (1 votes)
    2 %
    17 weeks : (2 votes)
    5 %
    18 weeks : (7 votes)
    16 %
    19 weeks : (5 votes)
    11 %
    20 weeks : (12 votes)
    27 %
    21 weeks : (3 votes)
    7 %
    22 weeks : (5 votes)
    11 %
    23 weeks : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    20 weeks. I went from feeling no movement straight to feeling consistent movement.

     

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Bumping this because I am so curious.

    I have been feeling what I think is gas pain and then other times I think that kinda felt like it was cervix.  I know that sounds weird.

    what did your movements feel like and was it easy to tell the difference between gas bubbles and baby jabs?

    Post # 19
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I thought I felt movement befere 20 weeks, but I realized that it wasn’t baby once I finally started feeling movement.  I started feeling movement right around 20 weeks.  They felt like soft touches to begin with – like gas bubbles popping in my stomach initially…mostly happened at night.  I have felt him move every day since, but initially  it was just a few little jabs here and there.  Around week 22 it became more frequent and kept increasing from there – starting at week 24 I felt him move much more consistently (like probably once an hour?) though there are still periods of time when he’s more quiet.  I’m just about 25 weeks now.  I also have an anterior placenta so not sure what impact that really has had on when I felt movement and how strong it has felt. 

    It sounds so weird, but you will know it’s movement when you feel it!

    Post # 20
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    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @panterapeach:  How far a long are you? In the begnining around 19 weeks it does feel a bit like gas fluttering around in your belly, but by 20 weeks for me there was a clear difference because I could feel the kicks very distinctly.

    Now i’m 30 weeks and I can actually see the baby move which is a bit freaky

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @bells:  18w3d.  I dont blame you for thinking its a bit freaky to see your baby move.  I will probably feel the same, excited and freaked out at the same time.

    Post # 22
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    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had my u/s at 20 weeks and could see baby moving around like crazy…but all I felt was a tiny bubble feeling that I thought was digestion or gas. A few days later I could feel this bubble feeling (but with bigger more pronounced ‘bubbles’) everyday in the evening when I finished dinner and settled on the couch for some down time. At 21-22 weeks it changed to distinct feeling of movement – like someone was drawing on the inside of me pushing out. This is when Darling Husband could feel and see baby move ๐Ÿ™‚ At 24 weeks (today!) baby is active after I eat if I am sitting down and crazy active after dinner – I would be scared if I didnt feel him but like a previous poster said a little sugar and a bit of relaxation will get him moving everytime ๐Ÿ™‚ 
    He’s actually moving right now <3

    Post # 23
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    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @mrsjets:  hi baby jets!

    I love the descriptions ladies, it really helps me picture what I might be feeling.

    Post # 24
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    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @panterapeach:  By 18 weeks I couldnt really tell for sure if it was the baby or not because the movements felt very light and fluttery similar to gas bubbles. In no time you will be getting very hard jabs all over the place!

    Post # 26
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    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    At first it was not easy to tell. Mine felt like twitches for a long time, that was the best way I could describe it.. like something in my uterus was twitching. Then once it progressed to more often, I guess it felt more like movement in the sense that you’d think of.. like a butterfly flying around in there? I think you will get to a point where you will just know, for sure, that it was the baby. One big way I could tell the difference between baby and gas was where the movement came from. Remember, pretty early on, your uterus is still fairly low and doesn’t take up your entire belly. Gas pains are usually higher than baby movement in the beginning.. or at least they were for me. 

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m 19w 3d and just had my scan today. Everything looks good (thank goodness) but I wasn’t able to distinguish kicks/movement from gas. I thought that maybe I had an anterior placenta, but turns out I don’t.

    It’s funny that now that I’ve seen the baby move during the anatomy scan, I’m more confident to say it’s actual kicks that I feel. Maybe it’s just because it’s my first pregnancy and doubting myself … but after I found out eveything’s doing OK in there, I have the confidence to say it is kicks. If that makes any sense.

    But mine aren’t at all strong yet and I’m really looking forward to seeing it and having hubby feel the baby move.

    Post # 28
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it was 22 weeks for me. I think I had felt the baby move earlier on but wasn’t sure if it was gas or not. I realized that if you are asking yourself “Was that gas?”, it was probably NOT gas and was likely your baby moving. I know I felt him move here or there earlier than 22 weeks but didn’t realize what I was feeling (and it was only a kick here and then five minutes later another kick, and then a day or two later another movement -not a bunch of movements together like it was after 22 weeks). Even at 22 weeks I mostly felt him in the evening when I was on the couch holding still watching tv.

    Post # 29
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I only recognised what I was feeling to be movements at about 23 weeks- I’m sure I had written off lots of movements as gas bubbles before that. I’m plus size too, and apparently that does mean you will only feel the movements when they’re a bit stronger. Now I feel it mostly late in the evening, last thing at night and first thing in the morning.

    Although Monday evening was funny… I think there was a twins karate class going on in there. I had movements low down in my pelvis nearly and above either hip, all at the same time:) by my doctors measurement of the height of my womb, these two are being really greedy with the available space- ten weeks ahead of themselves, even though they’re exactly on target size -wise!

    Post # 30
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I knew I could count on you bees to reassure me!  Thank you!  

    I’m 19 weeks and only just felt what I’m pretty sure was the baby for the first time on Friday but nothing since then.  I’ve been trying not to be worried but my next appointment (in 2 weeks) seems so far away now!  

    Deep breathes.  I’m sure everything is fine.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 31
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    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I didn’t feel a thing until 21 weeks, I dont think I ever really felt bubbles, rather it just felt like a light tapping on my insides. But my placenta is at the front which muffled some of the lighter movements in the earlier weeks.

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