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when should i feel my baby move?

i am 20 weeks along and still havent felt the baby move. this is my second baby and i am very worried about it can someone please help me

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Asked by Monkeychick at 1:08 PM on Nov. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I wouldn't start worrying until about 25 weeks. Even on high risk pregnancies, they don't start monitoring kick counts until 28 weeks.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:12 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • I didn't feel my baby move until I was 6 months prego. You could always bring it up at your next office appointment, but I wouldn't worry to much.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 1:12 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • Try some jumping jacks. NO!......maybe your baby is just sleeping when you are alert. Don't worry, all is well. (((((When should I start to feel my baby move? You probably won't feel your baby kick until sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, even though he started moving at 7 or 8 weeks and you may have already witnessed his acrobatics if you've had an ultrasound. Veteran moms tend to notice those first subtle kicks — also known as "quickening" — earlier than first-time moms. (A woman who's been pregnant before can more easily distinguish her baby's kick from other belly rumblings, such as gas.) Your build may also have something to do with when you'll be able to tell a left jab from a hunger pang. Thinner women tend to feel movement earlier and more often than women who carry more weight.)))))    from


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • It will happen any day now - don't worry!!

    Answer by mompam at 1:16 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • Typically around 5 months, but some later. It just has to do with how your cervix is positioned. I felt my first at 5 months, which I thought was just gas bubbles at first :) With my second I could feel little bubbles about 4 months, which is pretty soon in the game, and he has never stopped moving since! :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • I am 23 weeks pregnant and I can feel the baby move like crazy!! He kicks me like a soccer ball! I actually felt the same way you do a few weeks ago because my baby wasn't moving at all but not anymore!! Maybe you just need to wait just a little big longer!! Maybe till your about 23 to 25 weeks!! Be patient!! =) Good Luck!

    Answer by KmaRie052008 at 3:21 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • i think everyone is different. i felt my first around 20 i think but now i am more overweight so i'm not really counting on feeling this one (i'm 8-9 weeks with #2) until after that. i have read that being overweight makes it harder to notice, more padding i suppose ;) even if you are not overweight, i wouldn't be worried for a few more weeks

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 3:34 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

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