Random Fluttering - Postpartum

Angela - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a year now and in the past few months i've been having this "fluttery" feeling in my abdominal region. It literally feels like when the baby was in there moving around. It's a very strange feeling, and i've been having my periods, so I don't suspect i'm pregnant.

Has anyone experienced this before?

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Traci - posted on 08/25/2009

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I had flutters after all three of my daughters were born...And I didn't have c-sections. Scared me a few times thinking I was pregnant again already and feeling the baby moving! =) I don't know what they were, but I kept getting them for almost a year after each ot them were born. I don't think you need to worry, but if you are, just call your doctor and ask.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/29/2012

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The past two years I've been dealing with this, but it seems to get worse with time. Even when I sleep I can a huge ball like feeling just push against my stomach. I wanna say its like when I was pregnant and my son would push his head and you would see the lump, well that's how this is. It doesn't hurt by any means, but when I'm laying on my back and I see my stomach raise up with that ball like lump, its creepy!! Not to mention all the darn pregnancy dreams I keep having, even though test after test confirms I'm not pregnant. Everyone says its gas but never in my life have I ever had gas like this lol

Firebird - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter's 4 1/2, natural birth and I still get the occasional flutter. I've only got the one child and haven't been pregnant since. I've been to the doc for several things in the last few years and nothing has ever been out of place. So my theory for now is..... it happens! lol Nice to know it isn't uncommon though. =)

Carmen - posted on 08/25/2009

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I Know i had a c section and i still get the flutters almost 2 years later and i know im not pregnant because i got my tubes tied i heard its normal but idk sometmes my hubby can even feel it and its hella weird. if u find out i would like to know as well.

Lisa - posted on 02/22/2014

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it's just your uterus going back in to place !! calm down ladies it takes up to a year even longer

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Brandy - posted on 09/15/2012

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Hi Angela, You are definetly not alone! lol I had my son in 2009 then i was very shocked but glad i had my daughter in 2010. I had my son vaginal and my daughter C-Section. Its been almost 2 years since my daughter and 3 for my son and I still have them from time to time. I had my tubes cut, tied, and burnt. My doctor said it was just the "phantom flutters" nothing to be worried about until regular pregnancy signs showed. If you have same feeling after awhile and you havent been having your period and other signs have been showing up then Id defiently go to the doctor.

Traci - posted on 08/26/2009

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Quoting Angela:



Quoting Traci:

I had flutters after all three of my daughters were born...And I didn't have c-sections. Scared me a few times thinking I was pregnant again already and feeling the baby moving! =) I don't know what they were, but I kept getting them for almost a year after each ot them were born. I don't think you need to worry, but if you are, just call your doctor and ask.






You never got that checked out?






No, I never saw the doctor for it...I took a pregnancy test a few times at first and they came back negative, so I knew I wasn't pregnant. It wasn't painful, so I wasn't really too concerned. Just weird.

Susan - posted on 08/26/2009

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Yes I know what you mean, this happened to me. I talked to my Doctor and she said that it was gas in my intestines!

Bonnie - posted on 08/26/2009

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you can still be pregnent and get your periods. I was an i got mine for two months in. Go to your doctor, it may be that your not pregnant, but all the same it's good to find out why your getting flutters.

Casey - posted on 08/26/2009

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My best friend and I were talking about this the other day, we both still get flutters like a baby kick and her baby is 18 months and mine is 12 months old, so I am glad that we are not the only ones who get this, and Imust agree with Carmen if anyone finds out why we still get these flutters please let us know.

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My Son is 16 months in 2 days and there are still times I swear I feel him kick me and I KNOW I'm not pregnant. There are still times I wake up in the night, start rubbing my tummy, and feel a bit of shock when he still isn't in there.



I had a really healthy and smooth pregnancy and I think I was the most happy and content I have ever been in years while I was expecting. From the second I knew I was pregnant I felt sooo attatched to him, amazed and excited! I'm not sure I even want a 2nd child but I know I would like to be pregnant again as weird as it sounds. I'm sure that has a lot to do with it in my case.



I would take a home test incase and still see your doctor in a week just incase though.

Chantelle - posted on 08/25/2009

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honey i had my periods wile pregnant i think go and check it out u never know :)

Angela - posted on 08/25/2009

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Yeah, it's great to know i'm not alone. But damn! It's really kind of scary. My daughter didn't move around much when she was in there, so to feel them now and so much is really freaking me out. I have an appointment w/ the doctor later this week. And this all jsut started in the last few months... phantom baby i guess.

Angela - posted on 08/25/2009

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Quoting Traci:

I had flutters after all three of my daughters were born...And I didn't have c-sections. Scared me a few times thinking I was pregnant again already and feeling the baby moving! =) I don't know what they were, but I kept getting them for almost a year after each ot them were born. I don't think you need to worry, but if you are, just call your doctor and ask.



You never got that checked out?

Amanda - posted on 08/25/2009

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I also experienced flutters after my c-section. It's been 5 weeks and I don't feel it anymore but I still felt pregnant in the hospital after and in the first couple of weeks. Idk why it would happen, especially months or a year after but it sounds like you're not alone!

Kelly - posted on 08/25/2009

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Too weird. I have complained about this exact thing to my husband. We know I'm not pregnant due birth control and other precautions. I had my daughter by c-section 16 months ago and I still get this feeling from time to time. I call it my phantom baby.

Cristina - posted on 08/25/2009

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I love the fact that many moms have this flutters , I still have them and have taken pregnancy test, many tests, but one doctor told me the same someone said, they most times are phantom flutters nothing to worry about, but if you are worried go get checked, it never hurts to be safe.

Angela - posted on 08/25/2009

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Well, it's good to know others understand what i'm talking about. I did have a c-section. I've yet to see a doctor about it, I thought it would go away, but it's been about 2/3 months and now they are starting to come about more often (or I'm just noticing them more). Thank you ladies for the suggestions and the empathy. Makes me feel less crazy.

Jess - posted on 08/25/2009

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i have a 9 month old and i get the same flutters! and i know im not pregnant as im about to go for surgery so they have tested urine, blood and i have ultra sounds and there has been no little surprises show up! i agree for all the world they feel like little baby kicks... but i also dont know what they are???

Shirley - posted on 08/25/2009

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Hi Angela,

Have you tested to see if you are pregnant? It is possible to be pregnant and still have your periods in the first trimester. Usually you feel the flutters much earlier in your subsequent pregnancies after your 1st. I think you should go speak to your Gp or your OB/GYN it may be nothing like gas in your intestines, or phantom flutters, but better to know for sure.

Karen - posted on 08/25/2009

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Pray and go see your doc because it could be serious or you could be pregnant again I had my periods when I was pregnant. Some times we do and then again sometimes we don't. Have your periods been the same as usual or have they changed. If they are still the same then it could just been nerves. Nerves can sometime cause those flutters.

Diane - posted on 08/25/2009

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I had a C-section 5 years ago, and still from time to time get phantom flutters, I heard this is quite common.

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My son is 6 months, and I felt the same thing up until he was 4 months old. I thought it was because I had a c-section. Have you asked your doctor what it could be?

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