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Though it can vary from one pregnancy to another, on average others around you can begin to feel the baby move around the end of the second trimester or near the beginning of the third (weeks 28 to 32), especially if they put their hands on your belly at the right moment and in the right spot. Though you’ve been feeling movement for several weeks, your baby may still need to get bigger so that their. If your partner places their hand on your stomach, they may feel the baby move as early as week 20. As your baby becomes bigger and stronger, your partner (or others you allow) will not only feel.

The quickening can occur anytime between 16-22 weeks of pregnancy. If you had a baby before, you may recognize the sensations earlier with subsequent pregnancies. Once.

“Most of the time, if it’s her first baby, it’s around 20 weeks that they’ll feel little flutters,” says certified nurse-midwife Marion McCartney, who practiced for 24 years before becoming. To be more proactive and conservative, you want to feel even more movement than ACOG’s recommendations. “After 28 weeks the baby should have at least 3 active periods of movement in a 24 hour period, in each of those active periods the baby should move at least 6 times in a half hour (or 10 movements in an hour). 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. 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!).

A first-time mother might not feel her baby move until after 18 to 22 weeks, while an experienced mother might notice movement slightly sooner, around 16 to 18 weeks of pregnancy. Your baby is moving from early pregnancy on, though typically the baby is so small that it is difficult to feel. That’ll all change as your pregnancy progresses—but exactly when your partner will be able to feel baby move varies greatly from person to person (and pregnancy to pregnancy). For many, it’ll happen sometime between weeks 24 and 28, Twogood says, but that range can be as wide as 20 to 30 weeks. There are several factors that come into pla.

For a first-time expectant mom, most fetal movements can be felt between 16 and 25 weeks of pregnancy, aka sometime during the second trimester. This.

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Women who are having their first baby may feel its first movements from around 18 weeks gestation, although some may not feel them until as late as 21 weeks.

“Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series” by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
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Fetal movements Women who are having their first baby may feel its first movements from around 18 weeks gestation, although some may not feel them until as late as 21 weeks.

“Midwifery: Preparation for Practice” by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, Carol Thorogood, Jan Pincombe
from Midwifery: Preparation for Practice
by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

A multiparous woman will usually notice the gentle fluttering movements as early as 16 weeks, while a primigravid woman may not feel anything until 20–22 weeks.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

● The fluttering movements of the fetus felt by the mother, known as quickening, are normally felt by a primigravid woman at 18–20 weeks, and a multigravid woman at 16–18weeks.

“Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book” by Diane M. Fraser, Margaret A. Cooper
from Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book
by Diane M. Fraser, Margaret A. Cooper
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

At approximately 18–20 weeks in a primigravida pregnancy and as early as 16–18 weeks in a subsequent pregnancy, the first foetal movements felt in utero, known as quickening, are noticed by most pregnant women.

“Health Assessment and Physical Examination” by Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, Karen Theobald, Theresa Harvey
from Health Assessment and Physical Examination
by Mary Ellen Zator Estes, Pauline Calleja, et. al.
Cengage Learning Australia, 2019

Quickening, fetal movement felt by the mother, is first perceived at 16 to 20 weeks of gestation as a faint fluttering in the lower abdomen.

“Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book” by Gloria Leifer
from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book
by Gloria Leifer
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A fetus can be seen to move on an ultrasound as early as the 11th week, although the woman usually does not feel this movement (quickening) until almost 20 weeks of gestation.

“Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family” by Adele Pillitteri
from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family
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Functionally, fetal movements occur early in pregnancy (from about 8 weeks), and these can be felt readily by mothers by week 14 (quickening).

“Essential Reproduction” by Martin H. Johnson
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Around 16 weeks the woman may first notice her baby’s movements.

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by Suzanne Yates
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

However, many women may experience fetal movements earlier than 18 weeks, and others may progress beyond 20 weeks of gestation without being aware of fetal movements at all.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • This is my 3rd pregnancy and I’m now 19+ weeks but still can’t feel moving that much. But sometimes I feel something like gas in tummy.. Is it the baby moving? Have my scan after 2 weeks and hopefully everything going well.

  • I’m 17 weeks but I am not sure. I THINK sometimes I feel my baby move but it’s not often and I’m never sure. I hope I start feeling her move soon

  • I felt my first around 16 wks, second by 14 wks, and I’m 16 wks with #3, I think I started feeling movements last week. I’ve never had an anterior placenta. It’s still really hard to feel movements this early. It becomes more noticeable by 20ish wks then quite noticeable by 24 then impossible to ignore by 28, then you’re a punching bag by 35. I never got past 32 with #2, but I remember my first kicked a rib that took my breath away at 35 weeks lol.

  • I am 22 weeks and I can feel the baby move all the time on the inside, but when I try to feel him with my hand on the outside it hardly ever happens. Is that just because he isn’t quite big enough?

  • I recently got steroids shot for my baby and noticed that he hasn’t been moving as much since getting them. I’m gonna go in tomorrow

  • My baby is usually very active. Yesterday she was very quiet for the entire day. I decided to count the kicks and got only 4 in an hour, which is very little to what I’m used to. I was on the way to the hospital and she started kicking (finally!!!) I counted 60 kicks in 7 minutes ��

  • i went to my the hospotal for my induction at 42 weeks when i was in hospital baby stopped move i told the midwives i was told they r bussy after 4 hours someone came and turned to monitor my babys heartbeat and the heartbeat was not found and i was told his tiny heart has stopped beating, i miss him so much i was he was here with me, he should of been 10 months old now and probably started talking

  • Thanq so much for explaining it so nicely.. Ur smile is worth million����.. Waiting for that moment to come and i will surely remember ur words and face on that day… Doing very well..

  • I’m at 35 weeks. I don’t feel her move the same way I did before. I don’t feel as many kicks or jabs or rolls, I mostly feel her stick her butt out. She’s also been hicupping.

  • My mid wife said if the baby is moving a lot more then usual and doesn’t feel right they could be in distress so she’s saying there is such a thing as too much movement

  • yes I felt it at 17 weeks:) My boyfriend the day after week 17 when he pushed my uterus. My placenta is at the back and baby to the front. I can see my uterus bulge:P Im also skinny

  • I’m pregnant with my 3rd baby, my other two kids didn’t move 6 times per hour or follow any rules about how many times they need to move, they aren’t robots! They were born healthy active babies, they’re doing great so I disagree with these requirements, babies are growing and developing in the womb, I think these requirements cause unnecessary stress on mothers

  • I am 13 weeks going into 14 weeks and I feel my baby move my baby is extremely active the person who did my ultrasound had to call another person in to see what we can do to stop it from moving so they could perform a test nothing worked I guess it depends on how active your baby is and I am not delusional I know what I feel

  • I have a lot of skinny fat on my belly… I am not fat anywhere in my body except my belly… Will that stop me from feeling the movements?? I’m 18 weeks

  • I’m 18 weeks pregnant my tummy is already showing up but I can’t feel any movements and it makes me worry since this is my first time having a baby

  • I feel like a butterfly fluttering around at 15 weeks but it’s my first baby so I wasn’t sure but I really do think it is because it feels soft and fluttery and deeper inside not like gas.

  • I barely feel my baby move. I was extremely sick during the beginning and can’t seem to keep food down as well as lots of bleeding but there’s nothing really doctors can do is what i’m told. I had to lay in bed and elevate my lower half now its better but I’m worried about its development at this point. I’m at 6 months.

  • Although I was told i won’t feel much until week 20 because I have anterior placenta, I felt my baby a little bit before week 16. Now I am towards week 18 and I can’t feel the baby move for the past few days….

  • I’m 17 weeks and this is my 3rd. And I haven’t felt much movement yet and I don’t wanna get worried but I know baby is too small like she said plus I’m a big girl so baby may have to get a lil bigger for me to feel something

  • I felt movement at 16 weeks 6 days. This is my 3rd pregnancie and i dont remeber either of my kids consistencly moving 6 times every hour after the 3rd trimester. Im happy i didn’t no that (rule) or id be extremely stressed counting the movements. I think lots od mothers no when its been awhile when not feeling the baby move.

  • “fewer” the usual…. sorry for being the grammar police but stuff like this drives me crazy. By the way, I really enjoy your content! It’s very helpful!

  • My baby has been moving so much. I felt the first movements at 15 weeks. Now I’m 17 weeks and I feel movements more often. It scared me at first lol

  • I do not have facebook to post question, My question is how long should i have tried to conceive for before going to see someone to check if everything is ok down there? and who would I see?

    Thanks

  • I’m 17 weeks and i always feel little squirms in my uterus…. it feels so cute like little flutters, at first i couldn’t tell the diff from fetal movements and gas, but I’ll know it’s gas if i feel the urge to fart lol �� and I’ll know it’s baby if i don’t. Plus they feel different

  • I wasn’t familiar with my baby movement because this is my first. Today Thursday September 13, 2018 (My 28th birthday) at 4:00 a.m. I have have the best gift EVER to feel my baby being so active, I mean I have an active baby even at around 6 weeks he was a bean and moved once and I was Soo shocked I asked the nurse did it just… She said yeah,, they can do that, at 10 weeks he was a busy bee, then at 20 that’s when I found out the gender, he let it all hang and kept showing us ���� he was soooo active would not stop moving, the nurse and I had a great laugh, even the lady who went over the anatomy scan to make sure he was fine was just tickled by his movements and yesterday even while out and about talking to people I know, I would feel his kicks while talking. But this morning has made my day, I felt his brush first, then everytime I touch a spot he would Sparta kick me������ I have such an active baby, I have gotta more than 10 kicks out of him in less than 10 minute. Excuse me, but I am overjoyed right now, my God is amazing and very mysterious of His wonderful creation. I bet my little booger wants banana too, I sometimes grab a yogurt or a banana when I get up early in the morning, eat it and go back to sleep lols. Just like I had a feeling I was having a boy, I also had a feeling I was going to have such an active baby that would keep me on my feet and keep me laughing. My baby was not planned and I did not want him in the beginning (abortion was not an option) it’s amazing how God used so many people to turn my heart to wanting and being comfortable with knowing He is allowing me to bring a baby into this world. I believe my baby will change me so much. And I couldn’t dare (now that I think about it) miss a moment of the connection that me and my child will have that nobody else will understand but us. I was adopted at birth, out back in the system at age 9, never felt loved, was always an outcast, but now I have someone that I can love and that will love me back. ❤️

  • I was told you if don’t feel your baby move, drink something cold or eat some sweet. Lay on your left side & if you don’t feel 10 kicks within an hour call the doctor.

  • My son has been VERY active! lol I am at 26 weeks today, have been feeling him for weeks now, and just this week it felt like he was doing “back flips” or something along with kicks and jabs. I’m assuming it was the body rolls. It almost feels like a tickle belly, when you drop down a big hill on a rollercoaster. It’s just stronger. The distraction thing, is SO true btw. You feel so much more when you’re concentrating. I’m also starting to notice a time pattern. I’m not sure if that’s possible, but he really does become even more active around 10:30. Then he’ll taper off a bit and become active again around 11- 11:30. Also after I eat during the day.

  • My First Pregnancy i was expecting twins! One moved alot and kicked all the time! The other one he didnt moved alot! He is still the Quiet one ��. Iam now expecting the 3rd. Also a Quiet one, Sometimes with kicks and Sometimes I really feel Nothing for Days!!

  • I’m pregnant of my 5th baby..but 1st baby to my 2nd husband..I’m in my 17weeks…baby not move so much…but It does move when I’m strugglin to put on my pants��

  • My second child hardly moved, she used to scare me, she was born healthy and normal, she is almost 6 years old now and still healthy. I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with her and I was very sick, perhaps that’s why she hardly ever moved.

  • I need advice I am worried before my baby was kicking a lot but now she only moves when l lay on my left side no more kicks is something wrong with the baby?

  • Am very worry since i became pregnant i jv never felt my baby moveing am so worry am 24weeks am also a first mum, pls can u help me pls

  • I felt first baby at 15 weeks and im 8 now and feeling baby. Not all the time just when I have a full bladder and when I’m laying down.

  • Nurse DANI! You have helped me with so much while I was pregnant! I litterally watched you before I was rolled into the O-R before c_section with my baby girl. I’m pregnant with a baby boy now and still go back to your videos!!! Thankyou so much for posting!

  • I’m around 14 weeks and sometimes i can feel like beating or kicking when pressing a little bit on my belly while sleeping on my back. I’m not sure if it’s gas or a baby. Can somebady tell me whatever could it be, please?

  • After miscarrying my first baby at 13 weeks, and now being almost 27 weeks with my second, I’m SO incredibly paranoid. I constantly worry about something bad happening to her, it’s horrible. Every time I feel her move, it does make me feel better though, because at least I know that right now she’s okay. But I still can’t stop worrying about something bad happening in the future. Scares the crap out of me. And so does labor and delivery… I have a lot of anxiety in general, a LOT and PTSD, so I think that’s part of why I’m so terrified of literally everything. But I think losing the first baby really made me scared to death O_O

  • I’m 17 weeks + and I think I feel flutters in my lower belly or some movement. This is my second pregnancy with my first I felt kicks at 19 weeks exactly I’m so worried lol but if I don’t feel kicks by 19 weeks I know somethings wrong

  • I felt my baby moving for the first time at week 22! I was very scared because I wasn’t feeling anything for that long until one day I felt a little something. On week 23 baby started to kick more often. Now I’m week 28 and this baby girl kick and punch like crazy ��. Today I had to do my sugar test so couldn’t eat anything for 12 hrs, nurse gave me an very sweet orange soda to drink and take blood sample an hour later. Baby got so hyper after that, she was having a party in there. Don’t stress out ladies, you’ll feel the baby eventually.

  • I am 15 weeks and have anterior placenta but i’m pretty sure what I’m feeling is not gas…i feel little tickles inside, like little pops, very light tho..

  • This is my first baby, I started to feel movement quite early, she kicked so much, her movement were light but quite frequent. Now I’m. In my 26 week almost 27 and I noticed the movement changed, its like she roll around or flutter, I feel like my belly is made of jelly. But the movement decreased since the change I really don’t know if I need to be concerned or is just that the baby is getting less space in the belly.

  • I have lost my baby in 37week I feel lots of kicks that night I also feel thirsty from 2am to 6am n constantly I was using washroom.at 6am there was no more movements.I lost my baby

  • I felt first movements (flutters/butterflies) at 12 weeks. Daddy finally felt baby kick him at 17❤️ then again I’m 5’1 and 101 pounds so not much room in there haha

  • It has been two months i had no period but urine nd blood test shown negative but am feeling like am pregnant this is the first time i had no period i am very scared about the situation what should i do now

  • My wife is 27 weeks pregnant and i still havent been able to feel her kick. She must be little. Wanting to feel her kick badly and to see her kick.

  • I love your videos!:) I’m currently 21 weeks and with all the other horrible symptoms:( I’ve started having severe frontal lower abdomenal pain when needing to make a bowel movement. Is this normal? Just pushing hurts right under the belly button:O!! I’m currently binge watching all your videos at 3:30am ��