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When will I start to feel the baby move?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

Some mothers do not feel the child move until late into the pregnancy.
Your OB doctor should be able to check fetal heart tones and movement. This can be done via ultrasound to get a really good idea of movement. Talk to your OB doctor to express your concerns.

In brief: See below

Some mothers do not feel the child move until late into the pregnancy.
Your OB doctor should be able to check fetal heart tones and movement. This can be done via ultrasound to get a really good idea of movement. Talk to your OB doctor to express your concerns.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: 20 weeks

Feeling the baby move, called "quickening" in doctor circles, can vary in different pregnancies and different moms.
In first pregnancies, the average time is around 20 weeks -- sometimes earlier, sometimes later. In second and later pregnancies, moms "know" what to feel for, and quickening typical occurs around two weeks earlier, around 18 weeks.

In brief: 20 weeks

Feeling the baby move, called "quickening" in doctor circles, can vary in different pregnancies and different moms.
In first pregnancies, the average time is around 20 weeks -- sometimes earlier, sometimes later. In second and later pregnancies, moms "know" what to feel for, and quickening typical occurs around two weeks earlier, around 18 weeks.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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