I am 16 weeks I haven,t felt my baby move yet


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It's still early, especially if this is your first. You might even be feeling the baby and not realize it. I remember thinking I had gas ALL DAY around 16 weeks with my son (first child). It wasn't until I mentioned it to my SIL that she said "Are you sure it's gas? Because if you're not passing gas but still feeling it, that might be the baby moving." That was my "aha" moment. In any case, if the doctor can still detect a heartbeat, you and your baby are find. :)


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Bonnie - posted on 09/12/2011




Like everyone else is saying, it is probably still too early. I felt my first at around 20 weeks and my second at around 18 weeks.

Ez - posted on 09/12/2011




Perfectly normal. How early you feel movement depends on a lot of things. Number of previous pregnancies, position of placenta and amount of abdominal fat to name a few. Nothing to worry about :)

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2011




Is this your first baby? I didn't feel my first baby until around 19 weeks or so. It felt like a little muscle spasm. :)

Tara - posted on 09/11/2011




As long as you are still hearing a heartbeat when you go in for your checkups you should be fine.

I didn't feel either of my girls until I was between 20-24 weeks, just the way they were positioned.

You may also be feeling the baby and not realizing it - sometimes it feels almost like little gas bubbles or butterflies in the stomach - at least until you're at the end, and then it feels like what it is - a foot or hand going into your ribs from the inside :)

Jodi - posted on 09/11/2011




If this is your first baby, you probably won't notice it yet (although everyone is different). It's still pretty early. It isn't uncommon to not feel anything for another 4 or 5 weeks or more. Or at least, you may not recognise it as the baby until then. If it is your second or subsequent baby, you usually recognise it a little earlier.

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