i am 19 weeks pregnant and my baby isnt moving much i can feel the odd flutter and twitch but thats all . its my second baby

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Libby - posted on 06/03/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

thanks girls i am just worried cos my little girl died last year



I just read this Samantha and I'm very sorry for your loss.  I lost a daughter last year too.  I was 20 weeks when she was stillborn.  I felt some movements before she died but my husband never felt her alive and that always saddened me.  Last time my placenta was in the front so it was hard to feel much of any movements for me, let alone anybody else.  I'm not quite sure where the placenta is attached this time but I hope the hubby can feel it soon.  We're having another girl.  Do you know what you're having yet?  Also, I wanted to let you know that there is a forum on here that is called "Motherhood after the death of a child: pregnancy, infant:".  I have found a lot of support there since I lost my daughter.  I have also made many friends.  Good luck in your pregnancy!

Kelly - posted on 06/03/2009

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I agree. Every baby is different. I felt move my second much more than my first. He was a lot more active and kicked a lot harder! Two years later and I think my ribs are still bruised ;) lol

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Lacey - posted on 06/04/2009

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I'm sooo sorry for your loss! i just started feeling movement with my son about 18 weeks or so. When i got scared i always just went to the doctor to make sure everything was alright, you should do that if you are feeling a little scared. :]

Amanda - posted on 06/04/2009

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I didn't start feeling real movement until about a month ago (I'm 28 weeks) I didn't feel the flutters every day either. try having something with sugar, such as juice or a few crackers with cheese and then sitting quiet for a while... once the food gets to the placenta you may feel her/him moving more. I wouldn't worry.. they say on most sites that the movement is sparetic (sp? sorry) until the thrid trimester or so but if you worried, call your doctor or call one of those medical help lines. Not sure where you live but I'm in Ontario Canada and they have a toll free line with nurses that answer any questions. Sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs.

Jess - posted on 06/03/2009

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if u are that worried go to the birthing unit at ur hospital or ur gp and they will listen to the heartbeat and if there is something more to worry about they'll do an ultrasound but i didnt feel my baby move till about 24-26 weeks those big kicks.. i was feeling at ur stage butterflies and i wondered if my baby would ever move.. so try not to worry im now 31 weeks and all i ever do is feel her move hehe.

Abby - posted on 06/03/2009

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my son was such a fidget bum and got hiccups all the time, they theink the fact i felt every little movement was cos i barely had a cupful of water! so he wasnt surrounded by anything! maybe ur the opposite? hope everything goes well, good luck x

Milsapfan80 - posted on 06/03/2009

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You're only 19 wks. Some women can't feel their babies move at all until much later. I'm sure it's fine.

Libby - posted on 06/03/2009

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I'm on my 4th baby and am 19 weeks & 2 days. I started feeling some movements a couple weeks ago. One thud here and there. Nothing regular. And it's still not regular at this time either. I don't get many kicks or hits yet, but I have felt a strange feeling like maybe the baby is turning or something. A girl I know who is a little over 21 weeks now said her movements have gotten to where other people can feel the baby moving when they place their hand on her belly. I can't wait for that!! I can't wait for my hubby to be able to feel it too (so he can stop telling me it's gas! LOL) Anyway, give it another couple of weeks before you think there should be more movement.

Cathleen - posted on 06/03/2009

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every pregnancy is different :) I felt my first baby at 16 weeks, you never know.
And depending on where the baby attached itself, it may not be able to get the movements to you.

Katy - posted on 06/03/2009

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I wouldn't worry too much. With both of my pregnancies, I didn't feel movement that I recognized as baby moving (other than flutters, etc.) until well into my second trimesters. Be sure to share ANY concerns with your doctor or midwife, however, because God gave us a gut instinct for a good reason. :) Everything is likely fine, but always bring it up if you feel the need. That is what we pay them for!



Good luck Samantha!!

Cyndi - posted on 06/03/2009

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Some babies are less active than others it's pretty normal. Also sometime it takes a little bit longer before you can actually feel the big moves. I remember feeling the flutter for a while until he got bigger and I got further along, then I was able to really feel him and sometimes see the movement. :)

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