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 do first 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.
Can you feel baby move at 12 weeks?
It’s bigger and increasingly active by the end of the fourth month. But occasionally women feel movement as early as 12 weeks. If your friend is thin, extra perceptive, on a second or higher pregnancy, a bit off in her timing, or carrying a rambunctious baby, she may well be feeling those flutters.
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.
Can you feel kicking at 8 weeks?
“With the advent of ultrasound, we can see some movement as early as six to eight weeks gestation.” But you won’t feel your baby move for several more weeks, because she’s still too small to deliver a noticeable kick.