Feeling Baby S Heartbeat

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Valerie - August 3

Hi there! I am 32 weeks pregnant and I can actually FEEL the baby's heartbeat on the lower part of my belly. I find this quite strange. How can it be so loud/strong? Is this normal?

 

Karen - August 3

I am 32 weeks and could feel my baby heartbeat from about 20 weeks. I would think that a strong/ loud heartbeat beat is a very good sign. When ever he is not moving I can actually poke my belly and he starts to move. I love it, my bf gets a bit upset cause he says I troubling the baby and maybe he is sleeping. Once I did it and got a really strong kick back. I guess that was his way of saying leave me am resting :) I sure your little one is fine all the best....

 

Valerie - August 3

Thanks Karen, I'm glad someone else feels the same. I have no friends that are pregnant and I am in a foreign country with a ginecologist that doesn't take the time to answer my questions, so it's really nice to get some feedback for once! I poke my belly too but it doesn't seem to bother the baby at all... he only moves or kicks when he feels like it... and of course as soon as I want to show him off he stops.

 

Jamie - August 3

I thought I felt the heartbeat, too - doctor says it's hiccups, though, and showed me on ultrasound.

 

Valerie - August 3

Hiccups! Hadn't thought of it... thanks Jamie!

 

BBK - August 3

Doctor is right. They are most likely hickups. It's incredible that now that my daughter is not in utero we can guess what she was doing when she was in there by what she does now. Her hickups are the same and she likes to put her legs the in same formation. She also kicks back when you touch the bottom of her feet, just as she did prior to her birth. Good luck to all!

 

Jamie - August 3

NP, Valerie - I'm also in a foreign country...which one are you in?

 

Valerie - August 3

I'm in Spain and I understand spanish although I am feeling very isolated still because my boyfriend is very jealous and I haven't been able to make friends here and my family is far away... plus my mum can only make 3 days to come and see me this year (in two weeks' time), so I miss her very much. Where are you Jamie?

 

Jamie - August 3

I'm in Germany - my husband's in the Army; so, fortunately, we have a large American community nearby - unfortunately, no one from my family could afford to make the trip for the birth of the baby. :(

 

Valerie - August 3

Same here Jamie! I certainly hope your husband will have leave for the birth... make the most of the people you have around you and maybe try planning something to see your family next year, that will chear you up! I'm also feeling :-( about not having any family around for the birth, but we will do just fine in the end! Also maybe have a friend from the American Community come with you to pre-natal cla__ses if your husband can't be there so that you have a coach to hand when the big day comes...Good luck girl, all my thoughts are with you... Gruesse aus Spanien.

 

Jamie - August 3

Fortunately, my big day is on the 11th...so I'm VERY close. My husband's unit has been wonderful about letting him go to all of the cla__ses and appointments, and he gets 1 month leave, starting whenever I come home from the hospital.

 

Valerie - August 3

That's great Jamie, and very best of luck, I'm sure you will give birth to a beautiful healthy baby that will soon be reaching out for you - and a very proud dad :-)

 

soleil - August 3

Spain, Germany, whoa thats kool! Anyways its probably hiccups, i had that all the time during my pregnancy, my baby hiccuped like atleast 1x a day when i got to the end of my pregnancy

 

Karen - August 3

Never taught of hiccups. I always a__sume it was the heartbeat. This is my first baby. Learnt something new today. All the best to everyone !!!!1

 

Karen - August 3

Wow you guys are all over the place. I am in the Caribbean.

 

Valerie - August 4

The Caribbean sounds like the nicest place yet, I must say - how idyllic!

 

Jbear - August 4

My baby has hiccups six or seven times a day. A friend's son is taking anatomy in college and said he'd heard in the cla__s that hiccups means you've eaten something your baby is allergic to. I asked my doctor today and he had a good laugh over it...he said hiccups are a very good sign, that they indicate that your baby has developed its reflexes. Jamie, that's so cool that your husband gets a month off when you have your baby! My husband is working two jobs and he's taking five days off, to watch our daughter while I'm in the hospital.

 

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