When Will I Feel My Baby Move With First Pregnancy?. When will I feel my baby move with first pregnancy?
Traditionally, women considered the baby alive and carrying a soul when they felt it quicken, which is between the sixteenth and twentieth week.
That's almost a full month of variation.
There can be even more variation when someone goes from thinking every little flutter in their stomach is caused by the baby to saying yeah, that's the baby moving, after you've sat feeling the baby kickboxing for five minutes.
I don't understand how someone could mistake the feeling of the baby moving.
When it is your first pregnancy, you're prone to thinking the gas and constipation that comes with pregnancy is that butterfly movement feeling of the baby moving.
How can you tell the difference between the first feeling that the child is moving, versus other causes?
When you first feel that butterfly movement, it will be once in a great while if you're in the late first trimester or early second trimester. Whereas when it is gas, you'll feel it for minutes on end.
And then there's the relief you'll feel at the end.
You know it is gas or constipation if the feelings fade after you drink more water or eat more fiber.
I don't think this is gas.
You're more likely to feel the baby move if you lay down on your side. Conversely, if you're walking around, those minor twinges and aches are more likely the body straining to stretch with the growing child.
At what point would you feel the butterfly movements?
That can happen as early as the end of the first trimester if it is your second or later child.
This is my first.
Then statistically, it will be at the beginning of the second trimester when every little muscle twitch seems like it might be the child moving, but by the fourth or fifth month, you'll definitely feel it.
From the baby getting bigger relative to the uterus, so you aren't feeling switches as the baby flips and wheels in the uterus but definite kicks, jabs and head butts.
What causes head butts?
Usually by the second trimester, the child still turns and shifts, but there's less room. So you can get the child's head hitting your bladder or kick to the diaphragm, it will be a head or a butt if not both.
I know you can feel the baby moving in the third trimester.
By the third trimester, it will seem like it never stops, since the baby will be most active when you want to sleep.
It is dark in there all the time.
Their activity level tends to be highest around midnight, keeping many mothers up all night.
Just one more way nature prepares you for getting up throughout the night for the sake of the baby.
Back to your original question, you'll feel the baby move by the middle point of the pregnancy if it is your first pregnancy, but you may feel it by end of the first third.
But I won't know for certain until more time has passed, for multiple reasons.
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