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Really? You can feel your 7 week old embryo?

I saw how small a 7 week old baby is at Body Worlds. Literally the size of a grain of rice. Fingers no thicker than a hair and legs shorter than half an inch. You can feel your baby through water, bladder, body fat, etc? Really? YOur intestines even cover your uterus and you can feel your stomach digesting as well.  I guess I just have a hard time believing this. And I have been pregnant 6 times.

 
Musicmom80

Asked by Musicmom80 at 8:16 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I felt a faint flutter after 10 weeks but that was the earliest I ever felt something.
    ladyambition

    Answer by ladyambition at 9:31 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • women just want to believe its the baby....in reality it's just gas....also the women who think they are showing this early...if you're getting bigger this early it's not the baby
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 8:19 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • no, you can not feel your baby at 6 weeks
    but i could feel my boobs were already bigger at 6 weeks
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:18 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • I would say that I didn't FEEL my baby, but the phantom movements from my previous pregnancies were stronger right before I found out I was pregnant.
    momnstepmom

    Answer by momnstepmom at 8:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • As I recall, the embryo isn't even moving at that point in time (ams, legs, etc), just more or less floating about in its tiny liquid world.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 8:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • most women cant even feel the baby move till 5 or 6 months. you just feel your body changing in other ways-moods, breast enlargment, discharge....stuff like that
    dez1379

    Answer by dez1379 at 8:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • I dont know if its the actual embryo or the muscles changing and getting tighter, but I did know i was pregnant with son before I ever took a test,, When I sucked in my stomach muscles something felt different, its just so hard to explain. I know wierd huh?
    beyondhopes

    Answer by beyondhopes at 8:21 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • No, you can't feel a 7 week old embryo.
    shanapiv

    Answer by shanapiv at 8:21 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Negative, not a chance. What they are feeling is something else.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:21 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • phantom movements are when muscles twitch with the same irregularity as a baby's movement would be in the womb.
    momnstepmom

    Answer by momnstepmom at 8:26 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

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