when does baby start moving

Jenifer - posted on 08/10/2013 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hi :) I'm 21 weeks pregnant with my first child. My doctor said I should start feeling movement a couple weeks ago but haven't felt anything yet. Should I be worried?

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Devon - posted on 08/11/2013

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If you haven't felt movement try drinking something really cold or eating ice chips you should feel the baby move or soothing the baby by rubbing your stomach. your should feel like little thumps that may seem similar to bubble guts im 21 weeks as well and will be 22 weeks tomorrow

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Erica - posted on 05/23/2014

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I got worried about that too. Everyone kept asking me if she was kicking me yet & I hadn't felt anything. No worries, I was 5 1/2 months before I felt my baby moving. Before that, I felt weird sensations that I attributed to gas, hunger, etc. which may have been baby moving, but it wasn't obviously baby tll 5 1/2 months along. I never felt the butterflies or bubbles people described to me either. Enjoy the peaceful belly while baby is still so small. When my baby started moving it felt cool but weird. It never felt like kicking to me, more like baby was rolling around or jumping. My baby had hiccups 3 times, a rhythmic sensation. Later, around 8 months, baby's movements got uncomfortable as she ran out of room in there & started poking at my organs. My baby moved most when I was hungry or while I was eating- I used to say she liked mealtimes. She would also move first thing in the morning before I got out of bed or in the evening when my husband would talk to her with his hand on my belly.

Lindsey - posted on 04/03/2014

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With my first child I felt her movements as early as 16weeks but now I could easily detect my 2nd baby's motions because I knew what to expect which was around 14weeks!! I'm so excited to find out on the 17th of this month if it's a boy/girl !!

Maryke - posted on 02/18/2014

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hi there - mine i started feeling when i was 19 weeks. and on 22 weeks solid kicks up to a point where my tummy makes a nob. my friend however is as far as i am and she only feels movement but no kicks. depending on how your baby is situated ... don't be worried just yet moms and babys are different and some do their kicks and movements differently ..if you are concerned tho,, get a scan if the heart is beating you are okay :) and soon you will feel it. mostly in the beginning if you settle down after work your baby will move and you will feel baby. and ive noticed if i drink something cold! hehe :)

Emily - posted on 02/13/2014

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Not at all! When pregnant with my first child, I didn't feel movement until week 23...and even then, I wasn't sure if it was gas or what. Remember that every pregnancy is different!

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My baby started moving in 18th week. Initially it was small and soft punches but now I am in 24th week and its kicks are stronger. It feels amazing.

Sophila - posted on 01/11/2014

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We'll I haven't been to DR yet I go on this Monday coming and I don't knw what to expect , I notice this morning my baby was moving a lot I'm only right weeks

Jaina - posted on 11/30/2013

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You can start feeling baby move as early as 15 or 16 weeks or as late as 24. First time moms usually feel baby move later rather than sooner. Don't be worried if doctor told you baby is ok. You are still within the normal time to start feel baby move.

Enna - posted on 08/15/2013

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My 2nd baby was lazy (ha ha) in order to get her moving, the doctor put this loud bell on my stomach and after that (which scared the crap out of me) she was moving all over the place. So any loud noise close to your baby should do it (obviously for a very short time so you don't deafen your baby).

My step-dad said that when his ex was pregnant with my step sister they would have the ex lay down very still and put a clear bowl or glass of water on her belly. Mom was a larger size and it showed them when the baby was moving.

Another thing is to eat a lot of sugar (only if you are healthy enough to do that.) The extra sugar rush should get baby moving.

If those things don't work, then wait a few days and try again. As long as your baby's heart is beating, then I wouldn't worry too much. My daughter hardly moved at all, so we ended up in the doctor's office over it a few times. Turns out she was just big and didn't have a lot of room.

Sally - posted on 08/13/2013

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Everybody is different. Your size, the activity level of your baby, and where the placenta is can all affect when you feel the baby. First babies also usually take a little longer partly because you're not all stretched out yet and partly because you don't know what it's supposed to feel like yet and will probably miss the first few tiny tickles. At the 20 week ultrasound with my first, the tech was going nuts because she said the baby was beating me up and I didn't feel a thing.

Samantha - posted on 08/12/2013

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Everyone is different. More body tissue means you won't feel as much, smaller frames feel more sooner but you will feel it soon and it will be the most amazing moment in your life.

Denikka - posted on 08/12/2013

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I didn't feel movement with my first baby until I was about 25-26 weeks along.
As Devon suggested, drink something really cold, like a full glass of ice water. That can frequently get baby moving around :P

Anna - posted on 08/12/2013

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I'm 20 weeks and my baby only moves at night when I'm tring to sleep lol when ur not moving or it's quit that tend to move more

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