You know that there is a life inside you, but when the baby makes itself felt, the experience is described as incredibly exciting by moms to be.
Moms eagerly wait for the moment when they could feel their baby’s first moves. The first movement of a baby in the womb is called quickening. Moms can feel it between 16-25 weeks of pregnancy. Moms who are pregnant for the second mom can feel it by as early as 13 weeks. At first, it is difficult to make out the difference between baby movement and other twitches going on inside the gut, but gradually, moms are able to distinguish between the type of sensations inside their tummy.
At first, it is difficult to make out the difference between baby movement and other twitches going on inside the gut. You may confuse it with gas, bloating, or hunger pangs. Gradually, you will be able to distinguish between the type of sensations inside their tummy and your baby’s movements. You will be able to sense distinct movements like kicks, elbow jabs, and other acrobats that your baby
Gradually, you will be able to distinguish between the type of sensations inside their tummy and your baby’s movements. You will be able to sense distinct movements like kicks, elbow jabs, and other acrobats that your baby will indulge in.
The Best Time To Feel Your Baby Kick
You will be able to catch those subtle movements when you are sitting or lying down quietly. You may sense the baby kicks as butterflies in the tummy, tumbling or light twitches. Some may feel odd sensing as if their insides have come alive and are in motion. It does become a strange alien-like feeling for a few.
Sometimes, your baby may be resting for too long and you might notice much or any moment at that time. Drink a glass of cold water or juice and wait to feel your baby poke you for disturbing them.
Mothers also mention that they can feel the kicks after doing a physical work like exercising or walking for some time. However, babies tend to become more active at night, the time when you are trying to
Babies keep switching between moments when they are alert and asleep, the night is the time when you will feel more kicks than any other time in the day. This is because of the change in the blood sugar levels in the mother’s body at that time.
According to the ACTA Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, the baby becomes more alert when the mother walks or changes position from lying down to sitting upright. The mother’s movement causes them to move in the little space and discover the in-utero world. This happens so commonly that now scientists will be using it in a clinical setting to keep a track of the baby’s increased heart rate.
In the first trimester of pregnancy, your baby’s movements are limited. However, by the second trimester, you will feel your baby’s kicks getting more frequent. In the third trimester, your baby will move as many as 30
In the latter part of the 8th month and towards the 9th month of pregnancy, the fluttering sensation will get reduced as your baby’s movement will get restricted. This is mainly because of two reasons. First, your baby will have lesser space to move around now they have grown and are about to reach term. Second, their head will engage in the pelvic region of the mother, which marks the preparatory position for their birth.
Sometimes, doctors suggest to keep a track of the baby’s movement and when they feel them. Though it has little to do with baby’s health, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends mothers to notice whether they are able to sense 10 movements or kicks in 2 hours.
You can try again later if you can’t get the right count. However, if you don’t feel any movement or jabs for a long time, contact your doctor to make sure your baby is fine and in good health. They will guide you further or ask you to come down to the hospital to monitor your