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.
What does quickening feel like?
What Does Quickening Feel Like? Quickening often feels like twinges, flutters, or bubbles. Rose says that many first-time mothers confuse fetal movements for gas. As your pregnancy develops, the movements will become more pronounced – and they might resemble (painless) kicks or punches by the third trimester.
How many weeks pregnant do you start to feel flutters?
Some moms can feel their babies move as early as 13-16 weeks from the start of their last period. These first fetal movements are called quickening and are often described as flutters. It may be difficult to determine whether this feeling is gas or your baby’s movements, but soon you will begin to notice a pattern.
What do early baby movements feel like?
So what do early baby kicks feel like? Others describe first baby kicks to feel like flutters, gas bubbles, tumbling, a light tickle, a painless “zapping” feeling, a light flicking, or a gentle thud or tap. As baby grows, movements will become much more pronounced and you will feel them more frequently.
How often should I feel kicks at 20 weeks?
How often should I feel my baby moving? Once you easily feel your baby’s movements (around 20–24 weeks), you’ll notice them more often. However, you may not always feel your baby’s movements, especially if you are busy and are not paying attention.