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pregnancy in progress.... a confusionnnnnnn arise!

By May 8, 2011 - 6:36am
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i m 19wks pregnant &the 20 wk is abt 2 start by 2morrow. the problem is tht i m still unable to (clearly) feel the fetal movement of the baby inside me.... by the way, can u plz help me @ wht stage i'll be physically able 2 feel my fetal movements clearly as many of my frnds r easily feeling their baby's movement by the mid of their 5th month (the 17th or 18thwk)...on the contarary i m still dumb in this regard :(
my last sonographic scan done on April 29, 2011 & everything seem pretty normal... so dnt know why i m still unable 2 feel my baby's movement yet (as my sonographer too was little surprised 2 hear abt my kinda unique xperience)

actually i m already a mother of 4 yr old little doll thtz y every1 is xpecting me 2 behave like an "xperienced" pregoo lady (who shd hv personally detect her baby's movements till yet)
this situation is confusing me alot......... plzzzzzzzzzz help me out!!!!!

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hmmmm thanx alot dear! ur reply is quite relaxing 4 me & the concerning link regarding quickening is pretty helpful :)

May 8, 2011 - 8:25pm

Every pregnancy is different, and having been pregnant over 4 years ago does not automatically equate to you being an expert in maternity, so you are doing just fine! As long as you are going to your doctor regularly, and educating yourself...you may have different experiences then your friends or even from previous pregnancies.

Feeling a baby's movement for the first time, called quickening, can be felt in a very broad range of time, ranging from 13-25 weeks (according to American Pregnancy).

As long as your doctor has said the baby is healthy, you may not feel the baby's movements yet. That is OK!

What you can do is stop comparing your pregnancy to your friend's, as well as to your previous pregnancy, and find some credible resources to read. What to Expect When you are Expecting is a great week-by-week glance of what new symptoms you may experience during each stage of your pregnancy. If you prefer the internet, American Pregnancy (http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/firstfetalmovement.htm) has helpful information, too.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy!

May 8, 2011 - 1:34pm
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