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June Bride - October 27th, 2005 3:49 PM

No one believes me but I swear I am feeling the baby as I sit at my desk. I have been feeling her/him for the past three days now but all of my research says that I shouldn't start feeling anything until 16-20 weeks. Does this mean that I am further along than I think I am? Moms already - did you feel the baby move earlier than normal and deliver early?


Toni - October 27th, 2005 7:14 PM

I think mine was around the 16th week. Are you sure it's not just gas moving? I think we are extra sensitive when pregnant and feel more. And have more gas in general!! There will be no doubt when you feel the baby. It's a great feeling!


hi - October 27th, 2005 7:30 PM

have you had a u/s yet-maybe twins-they move sooner I am only 8 weeks and swear that I have been poked 2 times. I find out on Monday!!!!


K - October 27th, 2005 7:34 PM

Hi I also thought I felt the baby move at 12 weeks. I'm not sure since this is my first pregnancy so it could have been gas. I know they say people who are thin usually feel the baby move earlier but who knows. Now I'm 21 weeks and I have no doubt I'm feeling the baby! Good luck!


June Bride - October 28th, 2005 7:45 AM

I have always been underweight/thin and have trouble gaining weight (I only gained 1 lb in the first 12 weeks). I don't think that it is gas because I have felt that before. This is a fluttering sensation, in my lower right pelvic area. It only happens if I am not moving around (ie just sitting at my desk). I had an u/s at 6w4d and only one sac. I have my next appt on the 15th - I will ask the doctor. Thanks girls.


K - October 28th, 2005 6:20 PM

To June Bride, I was the same way with trouble gaining weight. So it very well could have been the baby! Good luck to you!


... - October 28th, 2005 6:43 PM

It is not the baby. The baby is so tiny that it can not be felt yet. You are 12 weeks pregnant but the baby is only 10 weeks gestational age, so definatly not.


gYpSyRoSe - October 31st, 2005 1:44 AM

I felt the baby move at 9 weeks. I know it was the baby. I was laying in bed with my eyes closed and I felt a very hard movement. It was super obvious. You know when you are swimming in a pool, and u use your feet to kick off the wall? well that is how it felt, a hard kick and then a flutter. It made my eyes buldge out. I think it was a freak thing. I have heard u can feel the baby earlier if it is your second child.


to gypsyrose - October 31st, 2005 9:39 AM

Yes, earlier but not at 9 weeks. That is impossible. Sorry it was gas.


Hanna - November 2nd, 2005 3:25 AM

hello all its ture im just around 9 weeks and I am too feeling movement in my stomach as well


To hannah - November 2nd, 2005 8:12 AM

Ask your doctor about that, and he will say its gas. Your not feeling the baby at 9 weeks. The baby is only 7 weeks gestation and way way to small to be felt.


Teena - November 3rd, 2005 1:08 AM

It could be. I am 14 weeks tomorrow and have been feeling slight flutterings. This is my 4th baby. With my 1st baby, I felt movements at 17 weeks and with my 2nd and 3rd, movements at 16 weeks. Don't rule it out. I always think that mothers know best!


Monique - November 3rd, 2005 1:41 AM

This is so bizarre because I was just looking up this topic on the internet and as I was someone posted on this board almost my EXACT questions!! I'm 13 1/2 weeks and tonight I had what felt like my heart beating in my lower right abdomen. I too have read it may to early. But is it?? I'm very in tune with my body and I have never felt anything like this before!! Anyone??


mama-beans - November 3rd, 2005 2:04 AM

If you take the time to do some research..... at 9 weeks, your baby is just around 1 inch, crown to rump. The feet and legs are mostly formed (although without real bones), but the muscles needed to control these are not. Your baby can't really MOVE at 9 weeks.. a little wave of an arm maybe, but not MOVE. the necessary stuff just isn't THERE yet... plus, your child is SO SMALL... even if it could move, there is no way it could generate enough force to be felt. You 9 week ladies.... IT IS GAS. Pregnant women are FAMOUS for their gas.... that is why those first REAL flutterings are confused for gas... we're ga__sy ALL THE TIME. I am sorry to be the one to bursts your bubble... but at 9 weeks?? No way.


Hana - November 3rd, 2005 9:49 PM

well maybe Im further along then I thought because I know that what Im feeling is not gas or maybe its twins ,my mother has 2 living set and two sets she miscarried ..only god knows ..oh doctors dont know everything ..


Hana - November 3rd, 2005 9:52 PM

so you think all these women have gas ......NOT Name: heather | Date: March 7, 2005, 12:42
Answer: might be but if it is dont be alarmed if it stops in a few weeks..i felt it around 12 weeks and the doctor said its the baby but i shouldnt feel it yet.. and at 14 weeks it stopped and i dont feel it as much at all..

Name: jsmom | Date: March 7, 2005, 13:07
Answer: I'm 11 weeks (second pregnancy) and I said to my husband over the weekend that I thought I could feel something very slight (not gas). The sensation felt like something very small was moving very slightly but I swear I felt something move.

Name: J | Date: March 7, 2005, 13:11
Answer: It is possible to feel earlier with second or third pregnancies and if you are fairly slender.

Name: Kathy | Date: March 7, 2005, 13:47
Answer: This is my third, and I started feeling it just shy of 9 weeks. It's ususally in the same spot, it's definately the baby. With my first I never felt the flutters, only felt bigger movements later.

Name: D | Date: March 11, 2005, 1:41
Answer: I am 12 weeks and I swear I started feeling flutters at 11 weeks. I only feel them every now and than within days of each other. It's definately the baby. My baby is 4 inches long from head to rump. They are small flutters tho. I can even feel my baby thru my stomach. It often moves away tho when I push down on my uterus.

Name: ANT | Date: June 7, 2005, 10:45
Answer: Im about 9 weeks and 5 days and i have felt a flutter too...Im not sure if its the baby but I think it is.

Name: A | Date: June 7, 2005, 10:48
Answer: Im about 9 weeks and 5 days and this is my first...and I have felt the flutter too...I started feeling the flutters about a week ago...Im sure its the baby!!

Name: It is | Date: June 7, 2005, 12:05
Answer: It's your baby. It's your body. You know what feels different. Trust yourself.

Name: erica | Date: June 7, 2005, 12:33
Answer: It is your baby, I'm 11 weeks pregnant and started feeling at 8-9 weeks pregnant. These is my 5th so I know it's not gas.

Name: Tayna | Date: August 2, 2005, 12:38
Answer: I am 11 weeks and this is my first. I felt something moving but I was not sure if it was gas or not.

Name: Jessica NY | Date: August 2, 2005, 13:46
Answer: Yay, your baby is doing a little dance! My little Pea started to wriggle around at about 10 weeks, I've not felt a lot of movement and I'm now 13 weeks. My new doctor knows that I am only 13 weeks and he asked if I'd felt any movement and funnily enough during the appointment I felt very strong movement. I think each pregnancy is different and some women will feel movement sooner than others so don't think that you are wrong, we all know what gas feels like and so you will know when it's gas and when it's your baby : )

Name: sometimes scary | Date: August 7, 2005, 10:08
Answer: I was feeling the "fluttering sensation" at around 12-13 weeks too; but I kept reading everywhere that you will only feel it starting around 16 weeks, so I convinced myself that it must have been gas. But every once in awhile I feel a much stronger 'bump'. Call me crazy, but I never felt these things before I was pregnant! I am now 16w4d, and like someone else said, it's almost completely stopped. I have to keep convincing myself that everything is fine, but it's so scary now that I don't feel those little flutters, it makes me wonder what it ever was.

Name: becky | Date: August 22, 2005, 22:12
Answer: i have to same thing...everyones pregnancies is different

Name: Tasha | Date: August 26, 2005, 20:28
Answer: you are not alone because I am ten weeks pregnant and i feel little flutters in my stomach somtimes to, and I know that I am not crazy.

Name: Tiffany | Date: August 27, 2005, 14:05
Answer: you can feel it a little bit but, it shouldn't be happening all the time. Your baby can be active but, after 13 weeks it should not be as prevalent

Name: Lisa | Date: August 28, 2005, 3:25
Answer: yes, I feel the same thing. I definetely think is the baby.

Name: Kari | Date: August 28, 2005, 10:39
Answer: I'm 12 weeks & felt something last night and it woke me up! It kind of startled me but I'm sure it was the baby.

Name: Tasha | Date: August 30, 2005, 22:27
Answer: I am eleven weeks pregnant and I feel light flutters in my stomach sometimes to so girlfriend you are not going crazy. Good Luck on your pregnancy.

Name: Colleen | Date: August 31, 2005, 18:26
Answer: Im 12 weeks and I feel my baby flutter.Today I sneezed really hard and I felt the baby swimming in there like crazy.

Name: sasha | Date: September 3, 2005, 23:52
Answer: im 13 weeks and i am feeling movements to

Name: Claire | Date: September 4, 2005, 9:12
Answer: I am experiencing those flutters too and I am only 11 weeks pregnant. As far as I know it is poossible to feel them so early on. I read that carrying twins you can feel flutters before three months but everyone's pregnancy is different so who knows???

Name: lisa | Date: September 4, 2005, 16:50
Answer: hi yes it will be your baby im 1+2 and i felt my baby move this morning as this is my 2nd pregnancy i know it was deffinately the baby and not wind, its so exciting isnt it

Name: lisa | Date: September 4, 2005, 16:52
Answer: sorry i am 11 weeks and 2 days not 1 and 2 lol

Name: Katie | Date: September 5, 2005, 9:17
Answer: I have a three and a half old son (15 weeks) and I have been thinking that maybe I could be pregnant again. I'm not sure if it is just being a new mom finally catching up with me though. I have a few symptoms. This morning I almost thought that maybe I felt something. I could be at the most 12 weeks pregnant but I don't think I would be that far along (but I really don't know). I really don't think it was gas either. I'm really hoping I could be wrong with this. My son is so young yet.








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mama-beans - November 3rd, 2005 10:31 PM

See the thing is, your baby, at 9, 10, 11 weeks gestation, doesn't even HAVE what is required to make a movement you can feel. One of the first side effects of pregnancy is a relaxing of your muscles. This is ALL muscles, including that of your intestine. THAT is why pregnant women are so prone to gas.. and gas like they have never had before.. since the food sits in your intestine for longer periods of time, you can form gas higher up in your tract then you previously did.. it can also be in "bubbles", something you may have never felt before. This is all fact. It is just not physically possible to feel a baby that is not even the size of a tube of lipstick, and doesn't even have real BONES yet, let alone coordinated muscles to make a real movement.. I know how egar people are to feel their babies... really I do.... but you're just gonna have to wait till at least 13 weeks when the physical requirements are met.


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