I'm almost 20 weeks and I haven't felt the baby kick yet. Is this normal??
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Sharon - posted on 08/08/2009
I am 22 weeks pregnant with my third baby and I never felt any movement until after my 20th week with any of my pregnancies! For me, I usually felt fluttering and small kicks between 22 and 24 weeks which my doctor has always assured me was normal.
Cortnie - posted on 08/07/2009
Yes. I have known many women who didn't feel thier baby kick till they were like 7-8 months along. I didn't feel my son kick till I was about 17 weeks. Depending on the way the baby is positioned. you may feel a kick tomorrow or 4 weeks form tomorrow. The other thing, is the kicks are so soft and little at first, you may not even know that you are being kicked. If you get a wishy washy feeling, that is general the first signs of babby movement. Don't stress. Good Luck
Jennifer - posted on 08/06/2009
Its totally normal, they say you should with your first around 26 weeks. But i was about 22 weeks when i felt my little one. sometimes its hard to tell the differents between the baby moving and gas bubbles in your tummy! Good luck! add me if you wanna chat!
Rebekah - posted on 08/25/2012
Be calm.. I haven't really felt my little girl move. She has her back turned out most of the time and her feet and hands are mushing into my back. As long as your doc can find baby's heart and everything is so far healthy, you'll be fine..
Krystal - posted on 08/08/2009
I didn't feel my baby kick until around 23 weeks (and even then I was hesitant to believe it was her). Sometimes (especially with first time Moms) you don't realize that you are feeling the baby kick. It can feel more like a flutter (like nervous butterflies or light turbulence on a plane).
Jennifer - posted on 08/07/2009
i felt my first baby kick around 15 weeks but with my second baby i didnt feel anything until much later so it just depends on where the baby is situated. baby number two was bigger than baby one and that didnt matter either. baby two just didnt move as much
Belinda - posted on 08/06/2009
My frist baby I felt at 16 weeks. My second I didn't feel much though out the pregnantcy. My doc said it had to do with the way the baby was laying. She always laid side-to-side and faceing back. I thought at frist it feels like butierflies when I frist noticed the kicks.
Sandi - posted on 08/06/2009
I didnt feel my son kick until I was about 25+ weeks. I am at 33 now and have become so used to it I hardley notice it anymore. My doc says lots of women don't feel it right away because they dont really know what they are waiting to feel! I spent alot of time wondering "is that it?"
Lucy - posted on 08/05/2009
its so hard to tell i felt my baby move at 17 weeks but then didnt feel any thing else till about 20 weeks there is alot of room in there at the moment, im sure you will feel the baby soon enough, but ring your midwife if you are concerned,
Sharon - posted on 08/05/2009
I am pregnant with my second child 11 years later. I felt the baby just about 16 weeks. But only because I know what it felt like the last time. I am 21 weeks now and feel lots of movement. With my first I probably just started feeling a fluttering feeling about 20 weeks if I can remember correctly. So don't panic. At your next appointment just talk to you doctor or midwife.
That is perfectly normal, so don't worry! Depending on the position of your placenta, it may take even longer to feel kicks. I had an anterior placenta (it was between my belly and baby) so I was probably more like 28-30 weeks before I felt it with my first. My second was the same, and it was around 24 weeks to feel kicks, even though I knew what to expect.
Amy - posted on 08/05/2009
I didn't feel my baby really kick until 25 weeks. I had a few butterflies in the tummy but it was really hard to tell if it was the baby as it was my first pregnancy!
Don't worry the baby will kick when its ready and you'll know it. lol
Tamm - posted on 08/04/2009
Could be perfectly normal. My doctor said that with first time moms it could be 25-26 weeks. It also depends on position of the baby and your body type. Hang in there. He or she will let you know soon enough that they are there
Jene' - posted on 08/04/2009
I felt my daughter at 14weeks. It felt like a little flutter on my side. I would suggest drinking a glass of cold apple juice and eating a light snack, then lay down and wait. Also, your baby maybe active while your sleeping and I have heard boys are less active than girls.
Lucy - posted on 08/04/2009
I didn't feel my baby until around 25weeks and even then it was only tiny flutters. I was around 30weeks when it was definate strong kicks and movements. Try not to worry, I was really slim before my pregnancy andonly had a neat little bump and people used to tell me I should have felt the baby earlier with me only being slim but i didn't!
Lois - posted on 08/03/2009
Completely normal! And you know how your stomach feels when you're on a roller coaster and your coming down a really big hill, and your stomach sort of jumps? Well that's how I would explain it feels when you first feel your baby move! Amazing! Hope you feel it soon!
Depending on your size, it could be up to 26-28 weeks, but I would say most first timers feel it between 18-24. The first time, you really don't know what your 'feeling for' so give it a little more time. It will come soon enough and then there will be some days (especially at night!!!) that baby will keep you awake!
Amber - posted on 08/03/2009
I felt my daughter move at about 15 weeks, but my sister in law didn't feel her baby move until about 22. It's really hard to tell that it's your baby moving in the beggining. I think it feels almost like a slight muscle spasm in your stomach, my sis in law describes it as sort of like your stomach growling. If your worried you should call your doctor, I bugged mine all the time.
Analise - posted on 08/03/2009
If it's your first child, no worries. And it's so hard to tell early on because it feels like fluttering so you never quite know if it was gas or if it was the baby moving. But if you're really concerned, call your doctor. That's what he/she's there for.
Christy - posted on 08/03/2009
It all has to do with how awear you are with your body, alot of 2nd time moms feel them very early. Where as us new moms aren't sure what they are feeling. The little touches are so soft they are easily ignored as gas pains etc.
If you are concerned talk to your doctor, but I wouldn't be worried. He's got alot of room in there he's likely doing flips and such, when he runs around of room you will feel him . but call if concerned and they will bring you in to check fetal heart rate
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