When do I start to feel my baby kick?

Nicole - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 27 moms have responded )

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I am 5 months right now and I don't know if I have felt the baby kick.

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Holly - posted on 11/14/2008

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my first baby i didnt feel til about 6 months. i was so worried but the dr said he was moving i just wasnt feeling it! i think it was partially bc of my extra belly padding. haha...



i am not pregnant with #2 and he kicks like a maniac. i started feeling him around 16/17 weeks.



i had NO IDEA what i was trying to feel for. to me, it doesnt feel like 'bubbles' or 'fluttering' which is what most drs will tell you it feels like. to me it felt like my muscles were twitching. you nkow like when your eye or arm has spasms? that's kinda what it feels like in the beginning.



Good luck!! I hope you feel baby soon!! =] (plus at your sono- which you should have soon- you'll be able to see the baby move and sometimes you can feel it while watching them move and then youll know!)

Ginger - posted on 11/12/2008

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Please do not let that discourage you. I didn't feel my little girl kick until I was 6-61/2 months pregnant. Some babies are just calm. When she did start to kick, it didn't stop. Good Luck and Congratulations!

Ally - posted on 11/13/2008

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I first felt my little one kick around 18 weeks - it felt like a little flutter, if you could imagine a butterfly in there. Then, it was several weeks until I felt it again. I read that prior to 18 weeks, the baby doubles in size, & after 18 weeks, the uterus doubles to accommodate the growing baby. Don't get discouraged - everyone feels it at different times. Also, my baby was more active int he evenings, usually after dinner when I was still, or at bedtime.

Lena - posted on 11/12/2008

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if you have an anterior placenta (at the fornt) it may take a little longer to feel much movement... I felt my 1st at 4 months but not until 6 months for my second...

Monica - posted on 11/12/2008

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16 to 18 weeks is the "norm." This is especially true if you're very thin. For Moms-to-Be that carry a little extra cushion around the middle, they might not notice a true movement until later. I remember it kinda feels like a butterfly fluttering. As long as your OB can hear a normal rate heartbeat and your belly is growing, I'm sure you and baby are just fine!

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Vinitha - posted on 03/03/2013

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me too ,it might take some more time or may be u dont notice them coz after all its a small little baby in there,,,,

Lena - posted on 11/17/2008

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The average time to feel baby's kicks is around 16 weeks of pregnancy. It takes first time Moms longer to recognize baby's movements since they are not accustomed to them. My baby's movements felt like vibrations or butterfly wings flapping fast (if it helps).

Catrina - posted on 11/17/2008

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hi nicole!

when i was pregnant with my son finn i was constantly worried because i never felt my baby kick.turns out my placenta was in front and he was breached butt facing tummy=) he is 5 mnths now and boy let me tell ya i think it was a very good thing because that boy has soccer legs.congrats to you and your husband it is the best!

Tania-Leigh - posted on 11/14/2008

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Congratulations on your pregnancy:o) I only felt my baby kick at about 6 months.. she was my first and as Angela stated, I do believe it also depends on wether it's your first baby or not. Take care of the 2 of you:o)

Mara - posted on 11/13/2008

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I felt my son kick at 17 weeks, and it was so intense! And the funny thing is I was listening to music and he kinda kicked to the beat...lol.

Silvia - posted on 11/13/2008

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Hi.. Around 5 5 1/2 months you will feel your baby kick... it feels like gass bubbles at first and then it gets moren intense... awww i miss those days.. enjoy every second....... gd luck!!!!!

Charlotte - posted on 11/13/2008

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I felt my baby kick at 18 weeks but my friend was much later...everyone is different. I first felt him at night when I pressed down gently on my tummy (bladder area) and felt like a bubble escaping upwards.

LESLIE - posted on 11/12/2008

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the best way i can describe the baby kicking or moving is when i was preggers with my son, i was laying down late at night watching a movie when suddenly...i felt this tapping almost like his tiny little fingers were playing morse code inside my belly....it was crazy happy feeling! also it will feel kinda like gas too but combine that with like a wave...lol you will know when your baby kicks, it is a connection between the two of you that only that two of you will know...:)

Katie - posted on 11/12/2008

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You wil know when you feel the baby kick. The best way to decribe the way I first felt my daughter kick is that it felt like butterflies flying around in there! It also depends on the personality of your baby....if he/she is layed back...maybe they won't move so much.....good luck and congrats!

Samantha - posted on 11/12/2008

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oh honey...as long as you hear the heart beat (right now) at the ob appointment your ok!! is it your first baby? I would discribe the first feeling as like a bubble popping...so to say. Like a bubble popping on the inside of your belly...just unnoticable at first. with time you will lay in bed at night just waiting for "him/her" to fall asleep so you can!

Jo - posted on 11/12/2008

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You don't always know it is the baby moving at first it just feels like butterflies in your tummy. Love Jox

Alicia - posted on 11/12/2008

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i'm almost 37 weeks and i first felt her move around 16 weeks... i would lay down in the bed and be REALLY quiet and really still just to see if i could feel anything... just feels like a lil brush of a finger or something right at first... AND THEN comes the KICKS!!!!! :)

its the most amazing feeling to me! i still love it!!!!!!

good luck and congrats to you!

Amy - posted on 11/12/2008

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I bet you have felt it, and don't recognize it. . . .at first, mine felt more like a flutter. Very light, and it can be easy to mistake this for digestion! If you have another pregnancy, you'll likely feel it earlier because you'll know what you are feeling for. . . . congratulations!

Nicole - posted on 11/12/2008

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Thanks everyone. Their is a girl at school who is 2 weeks ahead of me and she feels hers all the time. It could be that I have felt it but didn't know because this is my first so I don't know what I'm looking for.

Adria - posted on 11/12/2008

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I felt my little girl kick around 14-15 weeks and like others have said- it didn't stop! Enjoy your little one's calm times now! It's hard to describe what it feels like, but when they're so little, it feels like a little bumping going on in your belly- then it gets much more intense as time goes on and you will be begging the little one to stop kicking your ribs out of your body! Be patient, it'll come & you'll know it!

Melissa - posted on 11/12/2008

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Congratulations! If this is your first baby you may not feel a real kick until 6-7 months. With my first the real "POW" came when I was 51/2 months but I felt movement a little earlier. Your baby moves but has so much space he/she isn't hitting walls yet and sometimes with day to day life the tiny movements can't be felt because your on the go. But try lying on your side about an hour after you eat. I think the first movements feel like bubbles popping or flutters in your belly. I can't wait for you to feel it because it is just so wonderful!!

Erica - posted on 11/12/2008

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With mine it was right at about 20 weeks I remember b/c it was around the time I had my ultrasound. So about 5 months. With my second one i'm on now i felt it at like 4 1/2 months. Now she will not stop she even wakes me up at night.

MaryAnn - posted on 11/12/2008

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It depends on the baby. I had so much fluid with my second I hardly felt her move at all! Another one of my babies was kicking all night long, but I was so exhausted I didn't know-- my hubby had to tell me!

Dewi - posted on 11/12/2008

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Just try to communicate with the baby ... touch your baby from the outside and talk with the baby wiyh full of love

Angela - posted on 11/12/2008

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Hi Nicole,it really depends if its your first baby or second..Usually first movements are just little flutters that sometimes dont get felt by you..Lay on your side and rub your belly you have a sleepy little one just gently feel for bubs body parts like feet and hands head and give them a rub talk to your belly as babies can hear when in the womb...Hope this helps out..Cheers Angie

Whitney - posted on 11/12/2008

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It feels like gas. Like you've just had a huge Thanksgiving meal and its moving around your guts.
I bet you've felt it and didn't know what it was

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