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Felt Baby Move
Not immediately...: But I would get in touch with your Obstetrician tomorrow for an ultrasound, just to be safe. Never hurts to be extra cautious. ...Read more
I'm 17w pregnant, thought I felt baby move 4 days ago but haven't felt anything since, should I be concerned?
Now 20 weeks, I felt baby move @17th week. And daily feeling baby only once or twice strong (few days light) when I take rest, is it normal at this stage?
Probably: At this stage the baby is still very small and you might not feel many of the movements. There is still plenty of room inside the uterus so movements are not felt as strongly. As the baby gets larger and there is less room the movements are felt more. If you ever have a concern your provider can easily confirm the heartbeat is adequate. You may be able to stimulate by playing music. ...Read more
I Am 23 Wks Pregnant. Ever Since I was 16wks I Felt Baby Move A whole Lot. Just Yesterday I Felt Less And Now Too. Should I Go Get It Checked Out?
Yes: Since you are concerned enough to write this question, then have your treating OB MD examine you and the fetus. ...Read more
16wks4days pregnant with 2nd baby. Still haven't felt baby move. Should I be worried? When do women normally feel movement?
Don't worry: There is a lot of variation as to when women first feel their babies move. Usually it's between 16-20 weeks, and usually a little later for first pregnancies than subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more
I'm almost 36 weeks and my stomach keeps tightening then releases very uncomfortable and haven't felt baby move really at all today should I be worried?
Contact your ob: Please contact your OB ASAP. Very concerning that your baby's movements have decreased. You also may be experiencing contractions. ...Read more
19wks pregnant. Felt baby move@17 wks. Thn it gradualy increasd but for past 2day its not strong, its very gentle & jus feel my tummy move slight. Is ok?
A bit early: The perception of fetal movement begins around week 20. Most can feel about five movements per hour. If you want to confirm all is ok then schedule a visit with your obgyn. ...Read more
Yes: There is much variation among women as to when they feel the baby move. Almost all women will feel movement by 20 weeks. ...Read more
I am 19 weeks n 1day I felt my baby move everyday since feb14 n today I haven't felt him is that ok?
Fetal movement loss: It's possible that your baby may have an "off" day and just be sleeping. However, the important point is whether fetal heartbeats are present. Please call your obstetrician for advice. ...Read more
I have not felt my baby move and im about 16 weeks but with both my boys I felt them as early as 3 months.?
Let your OB know...: Your concerns. It may be totally ok, but you should always share these concerns with your obstetrician... ...Read more
Yes: If you have felt no baby movement over the course of days or in your case months, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately in order to have an examination of the baby's heart rate and presence. ...Read more
Hi there pregnant with second child am 18 weeks and haven't felt the baby move yet should I be worried?
No: It is not uncommon for a woman not to feel fetal movement by 18 weeks gestation. There are many reasons for this. I wouldn't worry about it yet. ...Read more
I'm 20 weeks and 2 days and haven't felt my baby move yet and I have my ultrasound in 3 days can there be something wrong? With my first son I felt him instantly at 20 weeks and felt him every day till il had him
Babies: Babies typically start moving around between 16-24 weeks. If your baby was moving, then it is crucial you let your doctor know if there is a decrease in baby movement activity. It is better to be safe than sorry. Also, going forward, keep a log of baby kicks per day and document them. This is a great way to note any changes in activity. ...Read more
What trimester?: 3rd trimester- tell your OB promptly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Last 2 weeks I felt my baby move a few times a day. Now 24weeks an I don't feel her as much as befor. Why is that?
Baby resting: As long as there is movement, all is well. Babies aren't machines -their activity varies from time to time, just like grown ups. ...Read more
Hi I'm a little worried all day today I haven't felt my baby move I'm 9 month n all I felt was a small kick 3 hours ago what should I do?
Drink coffee: If no response, contact your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ask your OB: You really need to speak to your ob. If the answer is not satisfactory, express that the answer is not addressing your concerns. If no more info is forthcoming, seek a second opinion from another ob. Do not deal with this on a message board. ...Read more
I am 24weeks and I haven't felt my baby move in 3days should I be worried? When will movement be consistent? Me being emotional and crying the prob?
Call your OB: This is a call we do get fairly frequently in OB. Even though its the weekend, I would call your OB providers office and speak to him/her or whoever is on call. Most times everything is fine and you are just not aware of the movement, but more than likely your OB will have you get some fetal monitoring to check on things. ...Read more
Haven't heard that o: There's nothing to suggest you should drink orange juice -- your baby won't know either way. ...Read more
How Many Hours?: Your question doesn't clarify how many hours you have gone with no perceptible movement from your baby. Significance of this observation begins to take on increasing levels of concern if it's been more than 12 hours. ...Read more
Nope!: All is well - most women begin feeling quickening after 20 weeks. Enjoy the second trimester! ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant with my third child. I still have not felt the baby move should I be worried?
Soon: Some mom's feel quickening as early as 13 to 16 weeks. Others don't feel it until 18 to 20 weeks. In fact quickening can take up to 25 weeks for some. Discuss this with your OB at your next scheduled visit. Congratulations on the third baby! ...Read more
Could I be having a miscarriage haven't felt the baby move for over a week and started bleeding. 24 weeks.
Miscarriage: Yes this is a possibility. You should report this to your doctor immediately and be seen for a check. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby but I haven't felt my baby move yet. Is that normal, When will I feel it move?
20 weeks: Most begin to feel the baby move around week 20 ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and I haven't felt my baby move yet. I am worried because dr. Said I would feel him by now. Could it be something wrong?
Normal: Its normal not to feel the baby move until after 20 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more
I am 33 weeks. I have not felt the baby move for about 10 hours. I am already doing a NST and BPP every week to monitor him. Should I be worried?
Probably not, but...: You should call your doctor and let them know you aren't feeling the baby move. They will have you come in for some monitoring to make sure everything is OK. Good luck! ...Read more
I am18 weeks pregnant tomorrow with my second and I still have not felt the baby move. Should I be worried? I don't have a ultrasound till sept 24
-TheEarsCan'tBeBeat-: By the second pregnancy, some women start to feel movements as early as 13 weeks but as late as 25 or so weeks, according to WebMD, so don't freak out. This is the 11th, so you can wait but, hey, if you are really concerned called and see if they can schedule you earlier. Can't hurt to try and if they can't, your (or any) doc could see you for two minutes and just listen for the baby's heartbeat ...Read more
About 18 weeks pregnant and I don't think I've felt the baby move yet, all of my appts have gone well and it has a good hearbeat when can I feel it?
Any day now: It will be a fluttering rather than a strong kick any day now. ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant with #3 and have not felt the baby move yet. I am 20 pounds overweight - could that be why? Or should I be worried?
Maybe, maybe not: Many women who have undergone prior pregnancies can detect fetal movement by 16 wks but some don't until later. ...Read more