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I'm so tired of reading all the email updates of "Have you felt your baby move yet?" I get the Daily Kick from Parents.com and I feel like every day is talking about movement.
I'm a BTDT mom who feels like I should have felt something by now, but I haven't. Well I think I have, but I'm not sure and I can go days without "feeling" it. Are there others out there like me? Anyone at 17+ Weeks and still not feeling the flutters? It's been 48 hours or more since I last thought I felt baby move. I've drank some Cherry Limade and laid on my left side and nothing...I'm trying not to freak out. I go back and forth...but my next appt. is Aug. 1st for my ultrasound and I'm so scared of being blindsided.
Don't worry. The baby is still pretty small at this point. Everyone is not as sensitive to the feeling as others. Do you remember how many weeks you were when you felt it with your other pregnancy? Also, I've read that it can be like up to 20 weeks before some women feel anything at all.
The reason I ask is b/c I am having the SAME thing. With 2 previous pgs, I felt movement daily at this point. All I get are sporadic wigglings that could still be gas, but I'm pretty sure its the baby.
My MW thinks I have an anterior placenta, but it hasn't been confirmed. If so, it would explain not feeling anything yet. I wouldn't worry, and I'll let you know if I find anything out at my appt on Friday where I intend to ask my MW the same thing.
__________________ ~Emily, manic mama to... DD#1 November 10, 2001 DD#2 November 5, 2003 DD#3 October 31, 2011 (born @ 30 weeks due to placental abruption, due January 7, 2012)
This is my third pregnancy and I am 16 weeks. No movement yet.
I don't think I felt movement until 20-ish weeks with my first and 18+ weeks with my second. Also, both of my kids have been very inactive in the womb which is why I invested in a fetal doppler the last time around, to ease my mind when days would pass without feeling anything even late in the third trimester.
I finally realize that this is totally normal FOR ME. I am still thankful for that doppler, though.
I didn't really mean you ladies starting threads upset me...it is more the emails I get from Parents.com. I have no idea about my placenta...? And I can't really remember feeling DS until I could feel it on the outside. I just remember one day I was laying funny on the couch and reading and felt a bump bump so I put my hand on my belly and felt it again on my hand. I don't remember, but I can't remember, feeling it before then. Hopefully soon because I'm tired of feeling so nervous. I was so blissfully unaware of everything with DS...
hey brooke, i wonder if you have an anterior placenta like me? i can feel some thumps, but not strong at all, and i can go loooong periods and feel nothing. when you have your next u/s, ask them if its anterior. i bet thats all it is!
I totally know what you mean, Brooke. This is my third pregnancy and if I go a few days now without noticing movement, I freak out. You may just be super busy or even sleeping when the baby is most active.
I agree with this. I have not felt the bean move since last week. I told DF that earlier today cause I was getting a little worried but he said he felt the baby move last night when I was sleeping. That has been happening a lot. I think its so sweet, its like there already bonding. I get a little jealous though cause I cant feel it when I am sleeping so I have no idea its going on. haha.
Miscarriage and God mentioned in this post: I think it's just my miscarriage making me so nervous. It's like one morning I can wake up and think, this is my baby! I'm having this baby. God and Gabriel gave me this baby on such an awesome due date to show me I shouldn't worry and just enjoy this pregnancy. Then other days I'll wake up in a panic and worry all day that God can give be he can also take away. And just worry all day that I've lost the baby already. Nothing reassures me. I think I felt the baby move while I was napping today...but it could have just been a dream so I'm still just as worried as I was when I posted this. This week could not go fast enough!