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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 13:01 PM   1
Bonnie11
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Second baby - when did you feel anything?


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For those of you on the second time around, when did you start feeling movements? Around 13/14 weeks I kind of felt some tapping type things (def not gas) and i assumed those would get stronger but I still can't really feel anything. Now and again I can feel a tap here and there but it's easy to miss and to be honest doesn't feel any stronger than it did at 13 weeks. Plus it happens so infrequently, maybe once or twice a day, and some days nothing.

When did you ladies start feeling definite movements, I'm sure first time around I had started feeling things by this time...



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 13:37 PM   2
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I felt those little pokes about 14 weeks. They kinda settled down and at 17 weeks they were more like kicks. Then last night at 18 they were full on kicks with even a little outside movement.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 14:21 PM   3
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This happened to me exactly. I started feeling taps around 15-16 weeks and I thought, for sure this time next week they'll be big kicks! Because when I first felt my son at 18 weeks, by a week later they were big, proper movements. Well those taps didn't seem to progress for like a whole month after that! Which was really frustrating and worrying. Then around 19 weeks they suddenly morphed into proper kicks I could feel from the outside, and by 20 weeks I was filming movements visible through my belly.
I actually read (with all my panicked googling) that although they say you feel movements earlier with second+ pregnancies, you actually won't necessarily feel them as strongly, because your uterus is slightly bigger/looser and therefore baby has more space to stretch out a limb without really jabbing you hard. But they will come. I was you a few weeks ago and now I'm getting pummelled on a daily basis (except the odd worrying quiet day..)



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 15:55 PM   4
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I am exactly the same. I was sure I was feeling something around 14/15 weeks. I am now 18 weeks & im not feeling anything. This is my third pregnancy and I expected to feel proper movements by now. It is really worrying me



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 16:04 PM   5
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I am exactly the same. I was sure I was feeling something around 14/15 weeks. I am now 18 weeks & im not feeling anything. This is my third pregnancy and I expected to feel proper movements by now. It is really worrying me
Hun in answer to the other thread it's possible you do have a retroverted uterus as this can also delay feeling movements. Plus they can get more pronounced (further back) with each pregnancy/childbirth so this might be the reason why. But by all accounts 18 weeks is still early. Despite what they say about feeling second/third babies earlier, they're no bigger or stronger at that stage than first babies. Still only got puny little limbs! Everything I read when I was worried about movement said don't be at all concerned until 20 weeks.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 16:17 PM   6
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I'm fairly certain I felt something occasionally at 11 weeks, but definitely regularly from 13 weeks. I felt my daughter (my first) from 13 weeks as well, though not as clearly as this one. I'm just someone who feels movements easily and early though, even with a retroverted uterus and an anterior placenta. But there are still quiet days, I think just due to position and what I'm doing that day. If I'm rushing around and really busy, I don't notice it as much. But everyone is different and not everyone feels movement early so I wouldn't necessarily worry. For me though, it doesn't often feel like kicks this early on. It's more like a vibrating feeling, sometimes with sweeping movements, which must be rolling around, but the vibrating gets stronger and stronger so it's obvious what it is.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 18:31 PM   7
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Like the others, I could have written this myself! I started to feel movement around 12-13 weeks and now at 18 weeks its rare for me to feel anything. I keep waiting to feel a good kick and movement but nothing yet.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 19:20 PM   8
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I started at 12 weeks! It definitely wasn't gas. Now at 20 weeks, I feel him, but maybe just have gotten used to it and don't notice as much lately? I played some music to his belly today and that really got him moving! I think as he's moved up higher in my abdomen, he seems more in the fatty layer of my belly and I can't feel him as strong for mild movements. Who knows.



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 07:49 AM   9
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Around 10 weeks with my second baby. I didn't feel my first baby until around 18 weeks.



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 08:55 AM   10
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My husband and family were able to feel movement from the outside at 18 weeks last time, despite an anterior placenta.

I have an anterior placenta again this time, and have felt very occasional flutters now at 14 weeks, but nothing substantial that I can be sure about!



 
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