Posted by: KM | 2003/12/15

When during pregnancy does the baby start Kicking?

Hi just a quick question? I wanted to find out when the baby starts kicking when one is poregnant? I am 17 wks pregnant and have had a fairly good pregnancy. I sometimes feel fluttering but I never know if its my stomach grumbling or the fluttering of little kicks? but I don't think I have felt anything like a profound kick!!!

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Usually between 18 and 22 weeks.

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Posted by: Kate | 2003/12/15

I also only felt kicks at about 22/23 weeks. It slowed down at 24 weeks and then picked up again. At 28 weeks he is kicking like crazy!

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Posted by: mom-to-be | 2003/12/15

At arround 17 weeks I also felt 'things' but I could never tell whether it's the baby or my stomach carrying on with it's normal function ( some people compare the feeling to that of having butterflies fly around your stomach). I hd similar feeling at 17 weeks - like a lot of small things moving.. I know now it was the baby. I had really firm kicks around 22 weeks.

A friend didn't get the small fluttering kicks. she only felt the for the first time around 22 weeks when it was the firm kick.

Good luck with you pregnancy.

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