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If you are expecting your first baby you can expect to feel your baby for the first time between 18 and 24 weeks gestation. If this is not your first baby you can expect to feel your baby a bit sooner than you felt your first. This is usually said to happen because you know what you're feeling for and your uterus is more stretched out than it was the first time around There may be reasons that you are not feeling movement as early as you are expecting to feel it. Many of these are normal occurrences, including your body weight, your baby's position and the location of the placenta. The second big milestone is when others can also feel the baby move. Your partner might be surprised by a quick thump here or there, after many weeks of patiently (or impatiently) waiting. A sibling might get a quick bump on the cheek or hand and be very excited about the reality of the new baby.

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Q: How soon can you feel fetal movement if you are pregnant?
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Feeling movements but home pregnancy test in negative?

If you are not pregnant, then you aren't feeling fetal movement. Even if you are pregnant, you don't feel fetal movement until at least 16 weeks and that is the quickening. If the pregnancy test is negative, go to the doctor and ask for a blood test. The blood test will test your HCG levels. If the levels are over 2, then you are pregnant. If you are late for your period then you may be pregnant. If you aren't late for your period, it is too soon to tell.

How soon can a woman feel the baby if she is pregnant?

If it is the first pregnancy, women usually start to feel movement around the 18-20th weeks. Women who have had other pregnancies can usually feel movement earlier, around the 15th week.

How soon do you know if your pregnant?

Soon as you feel your body changing

How soon do you feel movement in your abdomen when pregnant?

It depends on whether it's your first pregnancy or not. You feel it later on in your first pregnancy. In your first pregnancy it's around 16 weeks or so and you feel what is called 'fluttering' which can be mistaken for gas.

Can you get pregnant soon after evacuation of the uterus due to fetal demise?

Yes, some start to ovulate as soon as a week after. No sex for 2-3 weeks is allowed though.

How soon do you feel breast tenderness when pregnant?

As soon as 5-6 weeks as scripted in pregnant book. I felt it at about 5 wks preggers.

If pregnant how soon can you feel your uterus if you push can you feel it at 7 weeks?

I can feel mine at 7 weeks.

How can you feel your baby move at six weeks?

Actually at six weeks pregnant you cannot feel any movements at all by my knowledge. You may think it's the baby but it may be gas or other things going on with you. Fetal movements can be felt at 20 weeks or more i believe. Google it but i am sure you can't feel movements that soon.

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About 2 weeks

How soon could you feel being pregnant?

a month that my period didnt come

How soon afteR being pregnant will you feel morning sickness?

It's neither here nor there

How soon you know you are pregnant?

well to know that you are pregnant you start to feel sick every morning and have stomach cramps if you do have a test, if you are congratulations

Why would there be no fetal movement at 18 weeks 4 days?

When you say "no fetal movement" do you mean that you have just been unable to feel the baby move as of yet? Or have you had altrasounds that show that the baby does not move? For my first pregnancy I did not feel he baby move till 20 weeks. And the pregnancies after that I was able to feel a bit earlier, but not much. I would say if you are getting good heart tones and the altrasound shows well, not to worry, likely soon you will be asking to not be able to feel it for a while. If you have felt it a lot, and than for days are not feeling it, that is a certain reason for a trip to the doc to check for the babies heart. But if you have not felt it at all yet, try to be at peace, and trust your little one is on Gods hands.

I feel pregnant I have taken several tests all negative I am 5 days late could I be pregnant?

Unlikely ... but 5 days is too soon to feel pregnant. Yes you could be, My test didn't show pregnant until I was two weeks late.

If you are pregnant when can you feel a knot in your stomach?

You will be able to touch your abdomen and begin to notice the increased size of your uterus usually around the same time that you begin to "show", near week 10 of most pregnancies. You may start to feel the movement of the baby around the fifth month (20 weeks). Women who are overweight usually don't feel it as soon as smaller women, but most will feel the movement, pokes, and kicks by week 21.

I have had no proper period since January 2008 and now got distended belly but i was sterilised July 2002 but feel movement in uterus can i be pregnant?

It's possible ... I think you should see your OB/GYN person as soon as posible.

When can i get pregnant after endometriosis surgery?

As soon as you feel ready ie when you have fully recovered from the surgery you can start trying but to get pregnant is variable between different women.

Can you feel the baby move at sixteen weeks?

Yes it is possible to feel movement at 16 weeks. Don't worry if you don't feel it this soon. It is different for each pregnancy.Fetal movementsMost women will feel movements in a first pregnancy at around 20 weeks and with second and subsequent pregnancies at around 16 weeks, but as said above it Amy be a bit earlier or later.

How soon could you feel cramping bloated and sore nipples after getting pregnant?

Some women feel symptoms right away, some never feel any symptoms. But on average women start to feel all of those symptoms a few weeks after getting pregnant. But those can all by symptoms of PMS too. As soon as 4 days past ovulation. It is indeed different for every women.

How soon should you feel something moving if you just found out you are pregnant?

You feel your baby move roughly between 16-24 weeks of pregnancy

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Of course your cervix will get thicker if you are pregnant and as soon as you almost gave birth it will soften.

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Pregnancy does not cause any sharp pains. Labor do later on.

Can thinking about pregnancy make you feel pregnant?

probably, because if you think about you would get paranoid and start thinking that you are or you would just feel like you are. some people do feel like that but as soon a they start thinkin like that they end up being pregnant or starting their period

Is it normal to have spotting and cramping at 32 weeks pregnant?

Yes it is normal as long as you don't fill a pad completely and as long as you still feel movement, but if you bleed more than a pad full and it feels like period cramps then you need to see your doctor as soon as possible.