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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 08:29 AM   11
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First baby I felt once at around 13-15 weeks, then regularly at 17ish weeks.

This LO I thought I was feeling around 14 weeks... then didn't feel at all until 19 weeks.

First time I think I had an anterior placenta, this time it's posterior... Makes no sense lol. This baby doesn't seem to make big movements on ultrasound though, just little wiggles & my first is extremely hyperactive!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 10:05 AM   12
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Thanks for the feedback girls. Funnily enough I had a couple of good taps at lunchtime today so that made me feel a bit better! I also read that your uterus is more stretched out second time around already by this point so the baby has more room to swim about so you might feel it early in the beginning and then less as it stretches before it gets bigger and fills your uterus.

Am keeping relaxed, nearly thought of buying a Doppler last night but then realised it wouldn't make me feel any better as if I can't find it I will panic!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 18:41 PM   13
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I felt movement earlier with my first (15 weeks) cause the placenta was posteria, whereas this time it's anterior. But I still did feel some movement since 16 weeks with this pregnancy, it's just been far less consistent (cause if he moves in certain positions then the placenta blocks me feeling anything). Only since about week 21 have I felt movement daily (usually only when going to bed in the evening), whereas I know I felt consistent daily movement with my first around 19 weeks.



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 19:16 PM   14
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With my first I didn't feel real kicks until around 22-23 weeks, thanks to a combination of being overweight and an anterior placenta. This time I'm 19 weeks and I still haven't felt real movement yet, just some little flutters every so often. I'm not especially worried yet though as I again have an anterior placenta. I've got my 20w scan next week so we'll see how she's doing then. So far every time my OB has had a look she's been doing somersaults in there, so I'm sure I'll feel something soon.



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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 22:27 PM   15
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DS1, DS2 and DS3 I felt them all regularly by 14-15 weeks. This little one I am 20 weeks and don't even feel (very few and far between so I can't really count it) those kicks 99% of the time. But yet, my ultrasound today showed a VERY active baby which is really strange because I can't feel him. I KNOW he's moving - I could see it clear as day. It's and odd feeling and I don't know how to explain it. I don't have an anterior placenta either which would usually explain delayed movement. But I suddenly understand WHY some woman can get right though to labour and not even know they are pregnant!



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 04:16 AM   16
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I felt regular flutters from 13 weeks and kicks from 18 or 19 weeks, which is later than I did with my first.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 04:39 AM   17
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I would say buying a Doppler at this point isn't worth it - I'm sure that you would be able to find baby, but once you have kicks you're advised not to use a Doppler as they can give false reassurance (if kicks are reduced, baby might be poorly and needing you to go to the hospital and you'd still be able to find a heartbeat). Although they don't tell you to start worrying for reduced movements until something like 26 weeks? (Citation needed! It's around then though).

Funny to hear all these ladies who also felt second babies later than first! I thought it was just me at first. But yeah like I said I did read that although you might feel movements earlier, you won't feel them as strongly due to stretched uterus. Which was true for me.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 19:20 PM   18
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Funny to hear all these ladies who also felt second babies later than first! I thought it was just me at first. But yeah like I said I did read that although you might feel movements earlier, you won't feel them as strongly due to stretched uterus. Which was true for me.
My OB actually confirmed this for me at my last appointment, once you've had at least one baby, everything is more stretchy so they have more room to move and it can take a bit longer before you feel much. It can also mean they have more room to flip over as they get close to being due and end up breech, but then again it can make it easier for them to flip back as well.



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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 21:47 PM   19
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My first daughter I felt at 16 weeks but this one(also a girl....we think) I didn't feel till 18 weeks and nothing really definite until 20. Now her kicks are strong enough to wake me up, 22 weeks. I contribute not feeling this one as early as Tea because I am rushing around and busy all day with her so I didn't exactly sit on my butt trying to feel movements like I did with my first. Lol.



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Old Sep 17th, 2017, 15:07 PM   20
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I only felt her for the first time around week 17 or even 18. Now I'm at 23 and she keeps kicking me aaaaall the time



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