When do you start being able to feel body parts?

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  1. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    Im sure this is way off for me yet but was just wondering when in the pregnancy I would be able to start feeling a foot or a head etc?
     
  2. CocoaOne

    CocoaOne Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a lot further along in third tri- and even then it depends if you've got an anterior placenta etc x
     
  3. cindi

    cindi Mom of 4 girls

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    i usually feel them closer to 30 weeks and farther beyond. you'll start to see movements soon but you won't be able to tell if that was a hand, bottom, foot or head yet but in the next 8 to 10 weeks you will
     
  4. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    Thanks girls I was thinking this would be the case :)
     
  5. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I've never worked it out....and this is my 3rd :wacko:
     
  6. Kerrie-x

    Kerrie-x Well-Known Member

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    Im not sure, i feel hard bits but obviously cant work out what they are xx
     
  7. lunarsea

    lunarsea Mother & Expecting No. 2!

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    Would an anterior placenta make it so it would be even later that you can distinguish body parts, or even see movement at all?

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    sorry for posting sort of OT, but someone mentioned anterior placenta
     
  8. lanaross

    lanaross Mom to Bella and Greyson

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    When my bump gets hard, I can tell she's lying sideways but can't the body parts yet. I started seeing it move about a month ago. Can't wait to see body parts but my OH says it would be freaky :)
     
  9. pinktaffy

    pinktaffy Well-Known Member

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    i cant wait to start seeing hands and stuff start poping out hehe. my oh reckens its gonna look lke somthing out of aliens haha.
     
  10. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Near the end I was mistaking strong Braxton Hicks with my LOs back across my bump. It felt like she was pushing outwards with her back. I didnt realised until they put me on a monitor one day and told me they were contractions!
     
  11. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    iv not felt any actual body parts yet and im 30 weeks i feel her moving but dont know what parts it is!

    xx
     
  12. lanaross

    lanaross Mom to Bella and Greyson

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    Scary! But BH are somewhat temporary right? they go away within 1-2 min? When she lies across (or that's what I think she's doing :), my tummy stays hard for a while.
     
  13. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    They can last a lot longer than 1-2 mins. 5 mins plus sometimes. :) That's how you know they're not the real deal - they tend to be shorter than BH.
     
  14. CocoaOne

    CocoaOne Well-Known Member

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    It depends. I've got an anterior placenta but have been seeing my belly move for a few weeks- but I'm not sure if I'll be able to tell which parts are poking out further down the line because the placenta will cushion it if you know what I mean?
     
  15. lunarsea

    lunarsea Mother & Expecting No. 2!

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    Oh well, I think I'll be satisfied with just seeing it move at all :)
     
  16. maytobe

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    GAH! Now I can't wait till week 30 !!
     
  17. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    I can't wait to see the baby move
     
  18. 18NPregnant

    18NPregnant Mommy of 2

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    how early will you see your stomach move when the baby is. usually when i feel the baby move and pay attention to it is at night when i cant rele see my belly move. i look forward to seeing it move and look forward to figuring out what is a bum and hands and what not
     
  19. mrskx0x0

    mrskx0x0 Scarlett's Mummy

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    I still can't. I can make educated guesses because I have been told what part is where but you can't tell by looking or anything.
     
  20. Miss_Bump

    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    Cant figure out what is what yet but can sometimes see her move :dance:
    Looks like a little ripple on my tummy
    xx
     

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