How high is the baby?

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  1. beagleowner

    beagleowner Well-Known Member

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    I am 24 weeks and today my daughter has been kicking me right up by my ribs! Isn't that awfully high for 24 weeks?
     
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    bassdesire Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost 15 and the mw said two under....no idea!!
     
  3. angelandbump

    angelandbump Working Mum :o)

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    From what I can remember, baby is around or just above our belly button so maybe what you feel is a ripple effect. It may be baby and I may be completely wrong xx
     
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    Amsan Well-Known Member

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    I'm at 21 at when the doctor feels for my uterus he's found it right by my belly button..
     
  5. Jaymelynn

    Jaymelynn Well-Known Member

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    I think that is about right. I was told that your uterus is as high as your belly button at 20 weeks, then after that it goes up a finger width every week. So she can be about four fingers above your belly button. I am 23 weeks and I feel random kicks above my belly button and off to the side. But I am not sure how far to the sides the baby can get to, lol.
     
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    Laurenmomma Well-Known Member

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    I have a major rib kicker inside me already! Midwife checked this morning and said its definitely a foot in my rib and all was normal! x
     
  7. beagleowner

    beagleowner Well-Known Member

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    If the baby is four finger-widths above my belly button by now, I guess it probably is her I felt. WEIRD! She usually kicks so much lower! Thanks all!
     
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    nullaby Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised I've been getting kicks so high as well!! Lil babies growing so fast :)
     
  9. angel2010

    angel2010 Cart & Emma's mom, 1mc

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    At 20 weeks your uterus is about even with your bellybutton. It grows about a centimeter every week after that.
     
  10. beagleowner

    beagleowner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'm 24 weeks so the kicks would be approximately where the uterus is, according to your guidance and the ones posted above. Looks like she's just kicking high today!
     
  11. Dream.dream

    Dream.dream SAHM to 2 beautiful boys

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    It really actually depends on how big your torso is as well, I have a short torso and my uterus was at my belly button last week . If you feel it at your ribs it might be baby
     
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    beagleowner Well-Known Member

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    I have a pretty average height and torso length...at 24 weeks, from the advice above, the uterus should be four finger-widths above the belly button, and I held up four fingers and the height was right where I felt the kicking (because it was over to the side, where my ribs are obviously lower). It was pretty obvious kicking, but I just didn't understand it til now...I thought she was lower!
     

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