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Quickening (Definition)

Daily quickening refers to looking for approximately 10-12 kicks over about 10-12 hours. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. First movements are felt during the second trimester, with first-time pregnant women feeling quickening later in the trimester, and the experienced women being able to feel quickening early in the trimester. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter ...Read more


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Blood tests negative, feeling baby kick, how can I determine my pregnancy using other blood tests. Fibroids make them not see anything on ultrasound.

Unlikely scenario: Fetal movements are not usually detectable to the mother until at least 16 weeks. By this time, no amount of fibroids should obscure the fetus. In general, even an early gestational sac should be visible by ultrasound in the setting of most fibroids. The blood test used for pregnancy is very sensitive and accurate. False negative tests are extremely rare. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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I'm 18 wks pregnant/ first time mom. I just begun feeling the baby kick. My husband could feel it from outside my stomach. Is this possible @ 18 wks?

I'm 18 wks pregnant/ first time mom. I just begun feeling the baby kick. My husband could feel it from outside my stomach. Is this possible @ 18 wks?

A little early: Typically women start to feel the baby move between 18-22 weeks. The husbands can usually feel it a little later although this will depend on the mothers size. In very skinny women men may feel it earlier than if she is a little larger. If you are uncertain of your exact gestational age your Obgyn needs to know that so a sonogram can be done to verify. ...Read more

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Women, do you ever get a flutter in your abdomen that feels like a small baby kick?

Women, do you ever get a flutter in your abdomen that feels like a small baby kick?

Irritable Bowel ?: Bloating, fluttering, fullness, altered stooling may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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Have a mild pain in my abdomen a bubbling gas feeling. Could it be quickening at 12 weeks?

Have a mild pain in my abdomen a bubbling gas feeling. Could it be quickening at 12 weeks?

Gas is gas: Very unlikely to be quickening at 12 weeks. Most likely, "bubbling gas feelings" are just that - gas. Gas pains can be mildly uncomfortable as you experienced, but they can also be quite painful. Fortunately they usually don't last long. ...Read more

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I felt acute pain on lower abdomen close 2 the side.Don't know if it was a baby kick but it really hurt!i was carrying some books, it doenst hurt now?

I felt acute pain on lower abdomen close 2 the side.Don't know if it was a baby kick but it really hurt!i was carrying some books, it doenst hurt now?

Need to know more!: If you are pregnant and having pain on one side, then you need to be evaluated. Your answer does not specify if you are pregnant or how far along. ...Read more

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I have a pulsing sensation on the left side of my belly button. It's not constant and could be described as a tiny baby kick! What could this be?

I have a pulsing sensation on the left side of my belly button. It's not constant and could be described as a tiny baby kick! What could this be?

Fasciculations: Twitching, which is an abnormal firing of muscles, is the common term for fasciculations. The sensation of your abdomen twitching can be very annoying but no cause for alarm or fear. It could be the result of anxiety, stress, dehydration and/or mineral imbalance. Make sure you are getting enough fluids and adequate amounts of magnesium and potassium. ...Read more