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What will it feel like when my baby moves?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Baby Movement

Women have described the sensation as being like popcorn popping, a goldfish swimming around, or butterflies fluttering.
You'll probably chalk up those first gentle taps or swishes in your belly to gas or hunger pains, but once you start feeling them more regularly, you'll recognize the difference. You're more likely to feel these early movements when you're sitting or lying quietly.

In brief: Baby Movement

Women have described the sensation as being like popcorn popping, a goldfish swimming around, or butterflies fluttering.
You'll probably chalk up those first gentle taps or swishes in your belly to gas or hunger pains, but once you start feeling them more regularly, you'll recognize the difference. You're more likely to feel these early movements when you're sitting or lying quietly.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Butterflies

The first movements that you can feel begin around 18-20 weeks and feel like butterflies or fluttering.
The karate kid movements come later. Towards the end of pregnancy, when there is not as much room, the movements become more of a rolling sensation.

In brief: Butterflies

The first movements that you can feel begin around 18-20 weeks and feel like butterflies or fluttering.
The karate kid movements come later. Towards the end of pregnancy, when there is not as much room, the movements become more of a rolling sensation.
Dr. Erin Alward
Dr. Erin Alward
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