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20 weeks pregnant and movement?

Asked by livestrong (213points) July 12th, 2012

20 weeks pregnant and don’t really feel like I’m feeling movement. I just had an u/s and the baby was moving all over. When did you first feel your baby move?

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Judi's avatar

At first it’s hard to distinguish from gas bubbles. Heck, 30 years later and I still get gas bubbles that I would swear we’re a baby rolling over!

cazzie's avatar


I am built rather small, so perhaps that had something to do with it, but I was very aware of my baby’s movement from quite early. We are all different. I am sure you will start feeling things soon, and then you’ll just be wishing you didn’t feel quite so much. ;o) All the best.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Best wishes to you and your child. Here’s a little prayer for you both. (I’m male so I don’t really know how it works.)

Sunny2's avatar

You’re worrying! Stop that! It’s not good for the baby. Things happen in their own good time and every mother is different, but it’s a natural process and everything usually comes out fine in the end. You had the u/s that proved it’s okay . If you don’t feel the quickening in the next week or so, call your doctor.

SpatzieLover's avatar

My baby was a strong sitter (Frank Breech). He didn’t move all around, ever.

Since each baby and each mama is different, it’s difficult to say when you’ll feel real movement.

If you are anxious about it, lay down in a quiet room on your side. Within 5 minutes, you should feel a hand or foot movement. If you do not, then schedule a quick visit at your OB. They’ll set your mind at ease in minutes and are glad to do so.

gailcalled's avatar

Here’s the general consensus…Source.

“You should feel your baby’s first movements, called “quickening,” between weeks 16 and 25 of your pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, you may not feel your baby move until closer to 25 weeks. By the second pregnancy, some women start to feel movements as early as 13 weeks. You’re more likely to feel baby move when you’re in a quiet position, either sitting or lying down.”

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