Pregnancy Update Weeks 13-14 | Feeling the baby move?!
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14 WEEKS PREGNANT | FEELING THE BABY MOVE!
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You should feel your baby’s first movements, called “quickening,” between weeks 16 and 25 of your pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, you. Feeling your baby move is one of the amazing joys of pregnancy, often allowing for an intense bond.
So it’s pretty natural to feel worried if you think you haven’t felt movement often or early. At some point in this last trimester, you may start to notice some patterns in your baby’s movements. Perhaps your baby’s more active at certain times of day or night.
Once you can feel your baby moving, it probably will be a few weeks more until your partner can feel the baby kick. What do early fetal movements feel like? Women have described the sensation as feeling like popcorn popping, a goldfish swimming around, or butterflies fluttering.
Some moms can feel their baby move as early as 13-16 weeks from the start of their last period. These first fetal movements are called quickening and are often described as flutters. It may be difficult to determine whether this feeling is gas or your baby’s movements, but soon you will begin to. It may also be a reason a woman feels the baby moving really early in one pregnancy but not until much later with the next. A mom’s weight can also affect perception of movement.
If you are overweight and have extra padding in the belly, you may not feel the movements as distinctly. You should feel your baby’s first movements, called “quickening,” between weeks 16 and 25 of your pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, you may not feel your baby move until closer to 25 weeks. By the second pregnancy, some women start to feel movements as early as 13 weeks. When you’ll first feel baby move (quickening) Most women feel the first movement of their active little tenant, known as quickening, between weeks 14 and 26, but generally closer to the average of week 18 to week 22 (though variations are common!).
As your pregnancy progresses and you reach your third trimester, you should feel your baby move regularly. That’s when you should begin to pay closer attention to your baby’s movements, because as your pregnancy continues, a sudden change in the amount of fetal movement may be a red flag that there is a problem. Monitoring Your Baby’s Movement. But occasionally women feel movement as early as 12 weeks.
If your friend is thin, extra perceptive, on a second or higher pregnancy, a bit off in her timing, or carrying a rambunctious baby, she.
List of related literature:
|from Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series|
|from Myles’ Textbook for Midwives E-Book|
|from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth|
|from Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book|
|from Midwifery: Preparation for Practice|
|from The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths|
|from Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork|
|from Health Assessment and Physical Examination|
|from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between|
|from Pregnancy Journal, 3rd Edition (ebook) *OP*: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy|