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A 28-year-old female asked:

Im 26 weeks pregnant and im feeling the baby move instead of it kicking me? is it normal to feel movements than kicks during pregnancy? im a bit confused as this is my first pregnancy

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Fetal movement: At 26 weeks, the fetus is still small and even if he/she "kicks" you will not generally feel it strongly enough to assign it to a "kick". The fetus does move around, which involves a change in position, which can be felt fairly often.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Movements: People use different terminology to refer to the perception of fetal movement. As long as you feel it move it does not matter if you describe it as a movement, a wiggle or a kick. Movement is movement

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