Feeling Your Baby Kick
One of the most exciting moments in your pregnancy period is when you feel those first little flutters of your baby. These tiny movements reassure you that your baby is developing and help you feel closer to the little life inside of you.
When Do I Feel Baby's First Movements?
You can feel your baby's first movements, called "quickening," between weeks 16 and 25 of your pregnancy.Of course, this will change depending on which pregnancy you have. If this is your first pregnancy, you may not feel your baby move until 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.
How My Baby Feels Kicking?
Pregnant women describe their baby's movements feel as nervous twitches, or a tumbling motion. At first, it may be hard to tell whether your baby has moved. Second- and third-time moms are more adept at distinguishing those first baby movements from gas,hunger pangs, and other internal motions.
By your second trimester, the movements should be more distinct, and you'll be able to feel your baby's kicks, jabs, and elbows.In the third trimester, as the baby grows, the range of motion is restricted and movements may slow down.
Should I Monitor My Baby's Kicking?
After your baby's movements are fully established until the 28th week, some doctors may recommend that you follow these movements. This is known as a fetal movement assessment, fetal kick count, or fetal movement counting.These movements are not scientific evidence about whether the baby is healthy, but everything signals that show you are on your way.When you feel a difference in your baby's movements, consult your doctor immediately. #gneisto #babygoods