When Does Movement Start in Pregnancy – More FAQs?

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When do you feel some tiny movements of your baby for the first time during pregnancy? As well we know that these first little movements (also often described as flutters or ‘quickening’) are one of the most exciting things when you’re being pregnant. This sign is perfectly normal, which also would tell you that your baby is continuously developing and will help you feel closer to your baby!

Since these first kicking movements are very tiny, there is no exact answer for the time of this symptom to occur for the first time. Some women report that they feel this in the end of first trimester and early weeks of second trimester, while others have it earlier or later. The next question, which is the most common time when it occurs for the first time?

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What do these tiny movements feel like?

There are some different opinions to describe this symptom. Some pregnant women describe it as a movement of butterflies fluttering or goldfish swimming, while other say that if feels like tumbling motion or popcorn popping or nervous twitches.

At first, you may suppose that these tiny movements are due to hunger pain or the amount of gas in your belly that causes internal motions. But once you feel this more regularly, you will be familiar to.

In general, you will notice this more clearly as the age of your pregnancy. And if this pregnancy is your first time, you may be slightly difficult to notice the symptom for the first time.

But for veteran moms with second or third pregnancies, they would be familiar to feel these flutters. They are likely to know and feel this earlier during pregnancy than others who have pregnancy for the first time.

Why does this symptom occur?

Babies need to stretch and flex their limbs as they continuously develop and grow. As the age of your pregnancy, you will begin to notice more obvious flutters – like rolling, kicking, & punching. Your baby may also respond a condition of when you are at uncomfortable position.

Sometimes, you may also notice more flutters after eating certain foods. This is reasonable since there are also some foods that may make your baby to move more during pregnancy.

How often should your fetus move during pregnancy?

A few flutters usually occur in the early pregnancy. And as mentioned before you will feel the stronger, vigorous kicks in line with the growth of the fetus. The baby can move for up to 30 times /hour at early weeks of third trimester – according to some recent studies.

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Some pregnant women report that they are more likely to feel and notice this when they are sitting /lying quietly. Furthermore, there are also certain times of the day when baby moves more frequently as he/she alternates between sleep and alertness.

The interval time between 9 PM & 1 AM is usually the most active movement. Some doctors believe that there is a link between the changes of blood sugar levels and this elevated surge. Your baby may also respond to touches, sounds, or even your emotions.

The first baby movement during pregnancy week by week!

As written before, there is a wide range of time for when the flutters can be noticed for the first time. Bu in general, many pregnant women begin to feel this within 16 to 25 weeks after the conception.

Veteran moms usually can feel the flutters earlier (after about 13-16 weeks). So you may notice this earlier if you’re pregnant for the second time. But you may notice it later (probably more than 25 weeks after you conceive) if you have the pregnancy for the first time.

Overall, again there is no exact formula to answer the question. But the following factors and conditions may have an effect on when you would notice the movement:

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