Baby movement

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Baby movement

I've felt baby move, but nothing more than LITTLE thumps and flutters. Sometimes they are such small movements that if I wasn't perfectly still I would certainly miss it. I'm kinda getting a little worried. And there are times that several days go by without feeling anything at all. I'm pretty sure that I was feeling quite a bit by this time with my other pregnancies. Anybody else in the same boat? Do you think I should be concerned?

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I mostly feel the baby at night when I am in bed about to go to sleep. Doc says it is b/c that is when it is calm and quiet and I am paying more attention to it Smile The babe is moving all day, but I am moving too much and too busy to notice!

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I had the same question in my mind--I felt something only once the beginning of last week, and I haven't felt anything since. I had a doppler after that and everything was fine, but I was wondering at what point you start feeling something everyday. I know the baby books say it can be anywhere between 16-20 weeks, but was curious what everyone's experiences have been.

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I've posted about this a few times. Everything is just fine ladies.....breathe deep....babies are baking just fine in there! At my last appt. I told my doc how I had been having some anxiety over this very issue. She told me that this is the most stressful part of the pregnancy because we can't feel much or any movement so there is no reassurance. Just remember, within a few weeks your LO is going to be moving so much you'll forget that you ever had this worry. Smile

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Seeing the baby at my u/s yesterday was crazy because the baby was moving SO much, but I didn't feel a thing. I wouldn't worry one bit. And when I do feel it, it's still nothing more than flutters. Smile

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Joined: 04/19/11
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I've only felt it the one time. Which is VERY early - but I was completely still and relaxed when I noticed it.

Fromwhat I have read, you don't start feeling every day until much later in the pregnancy. Don't stress too much about it. Enjoy it when you do feel it Smile

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I can feel the baby move but not consistently. I don't think you are supposed to start "counting" movements until 24 or 26 weeks. I think the APA listed the information.

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This is my 3ed baby and I still don't really feel the movements. I have felt it a couple of times, but I really don't expect to feel anything for a couple of weeks. Imagine a jelly bean in a balloon of water and you can see why you don't feel much. Our little ones are not even a pound yet! And I don't think you are suppose to count movement until much later and then only if directed by your dr. Just like Jen said "breath deep." Smile

Joined: 06/26/11
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Thank you all for the encouragement. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one not feeling much yet. Ok...deep breath. I feel much better now!

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I wouldn't worry either. I really only feel the baby when I'm sitting still. It is getting stronger, but when I'm busy at work during the day I don't feel anything at all.

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I've only been feeling a lot of movement in the past week. I'm also 18 weeks so at least a couple weeks further along.

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I have been feeling the same way. My first one I didn't feel until 19 weeks, but my second I could feel constantly from about 14 weeks. He did end up being 10 lbs, and he was measuring ahead from the very beginning, so maybe that was why. This time, I think I have felt a few flutters, but really I'm not even sure. I was so terrified when she put the doppler on at my appointment last week. I was sure she would hear nothing, but everything was fine. Plus, the nurse asked if I had felt the baby yet and when I said I wasn't sure she got the most horrified look on her face. Then she looked at the computer screen and said, "oh, you're only 15 weeks 6 days, I thought you were further than that." Does that mean I look fat?
The paperwork from the doctor said that you should start feeling the baby move between 18 and 22 weeks, so we are all fine.
This is the hardest part.
Robyn

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"tylerandsamsmommy" wrote:

Plus, the nurse asked if I had felt the baby yet and when I said I wasn't sure she got the most horrified look on her face. Then she looked at the computer screen and said, "oh, you're only 15 weeks 6 days, I thought you were further than that." Does that mean I look fat?
The paperwork from the doctor said that you should start feeling the baby move between 18 and 22 weeks, so we are all fine.
This is the hardest part.
Robyn

That is EXACTLY the same thing that happened at my last appt too! And I was only 15 weeks as well. I think that's what started making me worry!

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i'm glad you posted this, because i have been worried about this issue lately, too. i am 17 weeks, and i know in my first pregnancy, DH could feel baby's jabs from the outside by 17 weeks! but apparently, that's pretty unusual. this time, i am hardly feeling anything at 17 weeks. if i really focus and lie completely still, i can sometimes feel flutters, but it's inconsistent and i start to doubt if what i'm feeling is real. hearing the baby's heartbeat on doppler this week helped, but i still let myself worry that there's something wrong with the baby that's keeping it from moving around like it should. having the anatomy ultrasound in a couple weeks will help put my mind at ease, and hopefully by then i'll be feeling plenty of kicks anyway!

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