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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Fetal movement

It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle.
However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks.

In brief: Fetal movement

It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle.
However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks.
Dr. Hector Chapa
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 20 weeks if skinny.

Most first-time mothers do not reliably feel quickening until >20 weeks.
Some skinny mothers with previous experience can start feeling the fetus move after 18 weeks.

In brief: 20 weeks if skinny.

Most first-time mothers do not reliably feel quickening until >20 weeks.
Some skinny mothers with previous experience can start feeling the fetus move after 18 weeks.
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