when can you feel baby moving


When Can You Feel Baby Moving?

As an expectant mother, feeling your baby move for the first time can be an unforgettable experience. You may wonder when you can first feel your baby’s movements – or “quickening”. This usually happens around the middle of your pregnancy, between 18 and 24 weeks.

Beginning of Movement

Your baby’s movements start very early in pregnancy, but you won’t be able to feel them for a few months. During the second trimester, between weeks 18 and 24, you will begin to be able to feel your baby moving. It might feel like your stomach is rumbling, or like a butterfly fluttering inside you. This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

Increased Movements

As pregnancy progresses, the movements will become stronger and more frequent. Your baby will begin to stretch and kick, and you’ll be able to easily feel them. Some babies will be more active than others, so don’t be surprised if you have a little acrobat inside you.

Baby Movements and Health

It’s important to monitor your baby’s movements to make sure they remain healthy and active. It’s normal for your baby to have some different days, where they may be more or less active. However, if you’re ever concerned about your baby’s movements, you should contact your doctor or midwife immediately.

What Does Baby Movement Feel Like?

It’s hard to describe exactly what it feels like when your baby moves for the first time. It’s often a gentle fluttering-like sensation. You might think of it as like a tiny goldfish flapping around inside you. Some people liken it to popcorn popping, or a gentle breeze.

Enjoy It!

It’s important to enjoy these precious moments. Make sure you take the time to sit and feel your baby move. To make this time special, you can talk, play some music or read stories to your baby. Treasuring these moments will be something you both cherish for years to come.

Tips for Feeling Baby Movement

  • Lie down on your left side with your legs bent and your arms resting at your side.
  • Wait 10-15 minutes while focusing on your abdomen.
  • Stillness and quiet is important to help you feel each twitch and kick.
  • If you don’t feel movement, don’t worry. Just try again later in the day.