I'm 19 weeks pregnant and my baby isn't moving around yet, is that a problem?
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Heather - posted on 11/07/2009
I am almost 21 wks and I really havent felt my baby move, but my doctor said that since this is my first baby that its normal and I should start feeling the baby move in the next couple of weeks...I just had an U/S and my baby's heartbeat and development are normal....so i really wouldnt worry about it for now...
Dyana - posted on 11/10/2009
NO..you are absolutely fine, im 25 weeks pregnant with my second baby (which you are supposed to feel earlier) and i have only been feeling him move for a week or so, turns out that it was because the placenta is positioned up the front of my tummy, so when he moves, the placenta is absorbing most of the movement...!! it will be something to do with how he/she is positioned!!!
Sally - posted on 04/05/2013
Different people feel it at different times and different babies are more or less active and/or interactive with mom. It's also normal to take longer to feel a first baby because you may not not realize what you are feeling. Also, their first moves are usually so gentle (and they have so much space to make them) that it often just feels like bubbles or gentle tickling. I was almost 5 months before I felt my first. (The ultrasound tech was incredulous at our 20 week check because she was allegedly pounding on my uterus and I didn't feel it.) I think it was about 4 or 5 months when I started feeling my second, but she was a bit firmer and more insistent than big sister.
DelainaDinnat - posted on 05/10/2014
I dont know how to explain it,My son is weird, i feel little thumps from time to time. and random poking pains inside. But never any kicks or shoves. Im only 19 weeks. Im worried that hes weak or something and hes not growing well! what should i do?
KPS - posted on 04/21/2014
I never ever felt my daughter move--just maybe a few hick ups--no kicking whatsoever; I didn't even look pregnant. I think it has something to do with strong tight stomach muscles (also interesting to learn above re placement of placenta). I also never felt better in my life as when I was pregnant (and for the first time at age 40)--no morning sickness, no swollen ankles etc etc.
Happily, my daughter was born with a top 9 Apgar score and with the exception of one case of impetago was never sick as a child (only trips to dr were camp and school physicals). She also slept through the night from day one--just never a high energy kid (we laugh she just slept for nine months) although she became an amazing ballet/modern dancer. Everyone and every child is different--as long as the doctors hear a heartbeat etc no cause to worry. LOL I don't even think I mentioned it to dr--guess I was just too dumb to worry.
Caroline - posted on 12/07/2011
i am currently at 21 weeks and i felt flutters at first and didnt think anything of it (even tho its my second pregnancy) then oneday i got a god almight kick on my c-sect scar and now feel my baby girl all the time lol and she always low. you will feel your baby sometimes it just takes time but so long as you had a good scan just enjoy for now, also hearing heart beat at midwife helps.
Katelin - posted on 11/08/2009
I didn't feel my baby moving around till about.... 25 weeks maybe? If it's your first it's difficult cause the first movements they make feel like gas bubbles in your stomach. I think the only reason I started noticing my son moving around was because of that first ultrasound we had at around 20 weeks. I got to SEE what his movements looked like and then that kinda woke my brain up and made me go "OH, so that's what I've been feeling!"
A lot of people don't feel their babies moving around till a bit later in the pregnancy though.
Leanna - posted on 11/03/2009
I wouldn't worry! Is this your first pregnancy? With my first I always felt something was wrong...I never felt him move! It was about 32 weeks for me when I felt like his hand or foot was literally coming out of my stomach! It may be positioning or you may be feeling it but not knowing exactly what it is! If you are hearing baby's heartbeat everything is very more than likely just fine!!!
Alaura - posted on 11/02/2009
I don't believe so. I've heard that sometimes the reason you can't feel them is because there is part of the placenta or something like that in the front. And also some people can't feel there babies because of that. I'd have to look it up again, but I'm told it's fine and nothing to worry about.
Chantelle - posted on 10/30/2009
Awe,... you are stressing out like I am. I was worried too about this as I am nearly 17 weeks pregnant and feel nothing. The last 3 pregnancies I felt something at around 14 weeks so maybe this time the placenta is at the front of my womb like some of the other mums suggested. As long as there is a heart beat everything should be fine.
Tarah - posted on 10/30/2009
Its normal most people dont feel the baby until 20 weeks or later especially if its your 1st but if you lay down for 10 or 15 mins you concentrate on it you may feel really small movement it worked for me.they say on your left side is best but i found my back was better.
Alisha - posted on 10/28/2009
every pregnancy is different. I didn't feel the movements until 22 weeks with my first. But with my second I can already feel em and it is 14 weeks so it just depends on multiple things to occur for you to feel it and understand that that's what you are really feeling. I wouldn't worry too much at this point.
Jessica - posted on 10/27/2009
nah. more than likey he/she is moving you just arent able to feel it yet.. I wasnt able to feel my son until week 22 and now i ffeel him all the time....My doctor even said that depending on where the woman carries sometimes its not unti 30 wks if at all a woman feels it....So its diff for everyone w/ each pregnancy....SO long as the doc hears a strong heartbeat all is good.
Christa - posted on 10/27/2009
No I wouldn't worry at all. I'm on my second and I didn't feel the baby until probably 18 wks and they say you feel it earlier because you know what to look for. If you are like me your placenta may be under your belly. That makes it harder to feel the baby because they have to push through a lot more for you to feel it. You should get your U/S soon and that will make you feel better. :-)
Victoria - posted on 10/27/2009
I don't think so! I didn't really feel my daughter (first pregnancy) until 30 weeks ish and this pregnancy I think I started to feel her around 19 weeks! so I wouldn't worry too much as long as your Dr isn't. some babies just don't move as much and some mommies don't notice as much!
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