Posted by: Nervous Mommy-to-be | 2004/09/20

Fetal Movement query - URGENT PLEASE!

Hi there,
I suppose I am just another paranoid first time mom-to-be. I have been noticing movement for the past three weeks or so, getting stronger and stronger, however very busy one day and then very quiet the next. I had a "busy" day yesterday, but had a bit of an upset tummy last night and this morning. Better now, but it seems to be a "quiet" day. No movement yet. I am 18½ weeks and I know that only 22 weeks movements should be regular etc. but can't help but be worried. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

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It does not sound like you have anything to worry about. Like you said movements percieved vary from day to day.

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Posted by: Suzette | 2004/09/20

I am also 18 weeks pregnant, but I am not feeling my baby move as yet, but it is normal. I felt baby once about four weeks ago, but i feel her mostly when i have a fright then i feel her jump as well. I was at the doc today and had a scan and she said it is absolutely normal and that baby is very healthy and strong.

The best time a first time mom feels the baby is from 20 weeks and my doc tells me she only started feeling her baby at 24 weeks.

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Posted by: DB | 2004/09/20

Hi Ladies
I am also 21 weeks, and his movement is not regular yet. Last night I felt a few 'kicks' in the same spot, but it disappeared again, and nothing so far today.


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Posted by: Tania | 2004/09/20

Hi, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been feeling movement since about 18 weeks. It is also irregular, sometimes hard and strong and other days very little movement. So I think it is normal to feel irregular moves. Good luck!

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Posted by: Francis | 2004/09/20

I am 18 weeks preggies with my second one. I am feeling also little movement now and again. When I'm busy and dont' feel anything. If I stay quiet and relax then after a few minutes I'm feeling some movement, but not like "MOVEMENT" only hardening and a little bit of a bumping feeling....

I am also worried and are going to doc on wednesday, because I don't have a tummy at all and don't even look preggies. I had a miscarriage before this pregnancy and are very paranoid so rather be safe than sorry and I want doc to look and see that everything is ok.

With my first pregnancy I started feeling at 17 weeks, but also on and off. Started with nice everyday feeling round about 20 - 21 weeks.

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