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5 months pregnant and still no movement?

I'm a plus sized girl and 5 1/2 months pregnant. Is it normal for a bigger woman to not feel the baby kick yet? It kinda makes me nervous. However I've heard that women my size take longer to feel the baby.


Asked by gbj2b at 8:41 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • If you are overweight it may take longer. But if this is your first baby, it may take a while too. I didn't feel movement with my son until about 22-23 weeks. It was weird because I could see him move on the ultrasound but I couldn't feel him yet lol. Everything is probably fine! You'll feel the baby! :-D

    Answer by sweetmoonem at 8:47 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • my Dr told me that most first timers don't feel their baby until 18-22wks....

    and your size may play a role too....I'm not sure though...maybe other plus women could help you with that Momma...but I wouldn't be too worried yet.

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 8:43 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I have heard that plus-sized women do have a harder time feeling their babies move. I know the average time to feel your baby move is anywhere from 18-25 weeks so if you are past that range than I would be concerned.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I am overweight! I honestly don't remember when I felt my first. I will say this, don't worry about it if the doctor isn't concerned. My second born was so still. Even at nine months I would lay in bed at night trying to get him to move. I would go hours most days before I felt anything. Now he is the one who defines hyper!!!!

    Answer by micheledo at 8:48 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • i didn't feel anything until 23 weeks and i'm not overweight

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:54 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Thank You so much for all the answers! I really appreciate it! I'm 22 weeks pregnant now so hopefully I will feel something soon! I can't wait until my baby girl gets here!

    Answer by gbj2b at 9:03 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

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