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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 19:17 PM   1
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What does "quickening" feel like? light tapping, fluttering? etc


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Just wondering what does quickening feel like? and when did you feel it in your first pregnancy, what was your placenta position (anterior, posterior etc)

I was 14 weeks on the day last week and i felt this "light tapping" from the inside of my belly i know it wasn't a muscle twitch or gas because i know what they feel like and this was something i have never felt before.

This is my first and I'm pretty in tune with my body, baby is measuring a week ahead. What confuses me is that i have an anterior placenta and i thought it meant you wouldn't be able to feel anything until at least 20 weeks or so

I'm a size 8-10 Australian and 170cm tall but i think i have a short torso? Thanks in advance ladies xoxo



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 19:37 PM   2
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Sorry hun, I don't think I've ever felt quickening, I only feel kicks xx



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 20:03 PM   3
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Silly, "quickening" is a fancy term for baby kicks. :P And yeah, it does feel like tapping. A lot of people say it feels like butterflies, but I never understood that. I thought it felt more like gas, but lower down, under my stomach.



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Silly, "quickening" is a fancy term for baby kicks. :P And yeah, it does feel like tapping. A lot of people say it feels like butterflies, but I never understood that. I thought it felt more like gas, but lower down, under my stomach.
so I HAVE felt quickening!



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2011, 20:47 PM   5
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Hey sweetie. I started feeling "flutters" around 15 weeks. So, I'm sure that's what you're feeling! Baby is probably doing somersaults in there. My placenta is anterior, so I was told I wouldn't feel "regular" kicks and punches around 20 weeks like 'normal' women do. I feel her kick and punch and elbow me and drop kick me all of the time though.



 
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Hi

Just wondering what does quickening feel like? and when did you feel it in your first pregnancy, what was your placenta position (anterior, posterior etc)

I was 14 weeks on the day last week and i felt this "light tapping" from the inside of my belly i know it wasn't a muscle twitch or gas because i know what they feel like and this was something i have never felt before.

This is my first and I'm pretty in tune with my body, baby is measuring a week ahead. What confuses me is that i have an anterior placenta and i thought it meant you wouldn't be able to feel anything until at least 20 weeks or so

I'm a size 8-10 Australian and 170cm tall but i think i have a short torso? Thanks in advance ladies xoxo
I felt what I think was quickening last week...it was about 14 weeks 5 days. I was sitting really still in a meeting at work and felt 3 little pops or taps. I had to look up what the first movements felt like and what I felt was a lot like what I read. I described what I felt to my husband as pops and not butterflies but eyelashes grazing my insides....haven't felt anything since though.



 
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Hi

Just wondering what does quickening feel like? and when did you feel it in your first pregnancy, what was your placenta position (anterior, posterior etc)

I was 14 weeks on the day last week and i felt this "light tapping" from the inside of my belly i know it wasn't a muscle twitch or gas because i know what they feel like and this was something i have never felt before.

This is my first and I'm pretty in tune with my body, baby is measuring a week ahead. What confuses me is that i have an anterior placenta and i thought it meant you wouldn't be able to feel anything until at least 20 weeks or so

I'm a size 8-10 Australian and 170cm tall but i think i have a short torso? Thanks in advance ladies xoxo
I felt what I think was quickening last week...it was about 14 weeks 5 days. I was sitting really still in a meeting at work and felt 3 little pops or taps. I had to look up what the first movements felt like and what I felt was a lot like what I read. I described what I felt to my husband as pops and not butterflies but eyelashes grazing my insides....haven't felt anything since though.
That's exactly what i felt 3 little light taps from the inside lol was so hard trying to explain it to my OH so i lightly tapped him on the arm



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2011, 04:16 AM   8
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The first feeling of movements felt like I had guppies swimming around in my tummy-- like flutters. The first little kicks felt like big bubbles popping. & now she just goes crazy kicking & nudging me.

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Old Apr 4th, 2011, 04:30 AM   9
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I've not had the flutters or popping, I have had a feeling like a ball rolling around in there from 16 weeks. I may have had flutters earlier and not noticed.
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Old Apr 4th, 2011, 04:39 AM   10
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I felt it at 17 weeks, not sure where my placenta is. Its getting stronger.

I saw another lady on here a few weeks ago describe it perfectly - its like if you tap your tongue off the inside of your cheek. Just a very gentle nudge....baby letting you know that they are there!

Can't wait till it turns to proper kicks....



 
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