Second Trimester and Feeling Baby

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Dear Midwife,
I am 17 weeks pregnant and at about 15 weeks I started feeling the baby (fluttering feeling). For the last 4 to 5 days I have not felt anything. Should I contact my provider or is it normal to only feel the baby intermittently this early on?

Thank you.


It is still pretty early for the baby to have a consistent pattern. I'm assuming this is not your first baby, but if it is, then what you were feeling before was very unlikely to have been the baby. I think you will know the difference once you have felt it! If it is not your first baby, I'd suggest reporting it to your provider with a call during business hours, but I wouldn't worry just yet. Good luck!

-- Cynthia, CNM

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