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Posted by: lily | 2006/04/11

baby movements

at what stage should you feel the baby move. what does it feel like when it moves, how can you tell that it's moving?

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Movements start between 16 and 22 weeks. Early on, they feel like butterflies.

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Posted by: sue | 2006/04/11

I felt movement at 14 weeks and 4 days, the feeling is like having butterflies in your tummy, or gas - usually a light bubbly feeling at first.

If you are thin and have strong stomach muscles, you will feel the movements as early as 14 weeks, if you are overweight or it is your second child or have weaker stomach muscles it will take a few weeks longer.

As long as your doc says the baby is fine and has given you a scan to confirm, then you are fine and just need to be patient a few days longer.

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Posted by: lily | 2006/04/11

Was concerned 18wks still haven't felt anything

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Posted by: Tan | 2006/04/11

Usually around 19 weeks you can start feeling your baby.

It feels like bubble movements in your tummy.

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Posted by: butterfly | 2006/04/11

Hi Lily

this normally varies, depends on mom's build.

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