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When Did You First Feel Your Baby Move?


At just over 16 weeks prego, I'm getting really excited to feel those first few flutters everyone talks about. I'm wondering, at what point in your pregnancies did you first feel your little one move? I was told it could happen anywhere from 16 to 20 weeks, and I'm hoping it happens on the earlier side for me. Also when will others, like the Baby's Daddy be able to put their hands on the outside of my belly and feel him or her move?

IZI IZI 5 years 14 weeks
I am 15.5 weeks preg and I felt the movement of my baby for the first time at around my 14th week. I'm pretty sure that it's my baby, because that was the first time I felt a soft movement inside me. It's really a wonderful thing to feel a soft moves inside you and knowing that it's your lil one. Everyone felt it in different time of pregnancy, but the joy it brings to our hearts are the same.
Beaner Beaner 5 years 22 weeks
I had to share - just started feeling the baby move last Thursday, and have been feeling him or her every day since. So exciting. It's very subtle but I know it's the baby!
gigi_s gigi_s 5 years 24 weeks
With my first, right at 16 weeks. With this one much earlier, like 14. But this one you could see movement from the outside at a crazy 22 weeks. He is crazy active. But babies are all different.
schnappycat schnappycat 5 years 24 weeks
17.5 weeks with my son and 15.5 weeks with this one. On the early side. But i had a friend that was 22 weeks before she felt anything at all.
MissSushi MissSushi 5 years 24 weeks
I was even earlier then 16 weeks with my first. My doctor said some people can feel as early as 13 weeks. It was really neat and amazing, but it did make me think something was wrong with my next. Due to the placement of the placenta, i couldn't feel him until almost exactly 22 weeks. It also takes a lot longer for them to be able to feel it from the outside. I think being able to feel from the inside makes you better equipped to feel it out, and it was even a few weeks after that for my husband to be able to feel our son.
Moms Moms 5 years 24 weeks
I can't remember exactly when I felt my kids move, but know it was earlier with my sons because I knew what was happening.