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Second Trimester Fetal MovementSome woman feel their baby move in the first trimester. It is usually a fluttering feeling in their stomach. You will not feel the baby move everyday. It depends on how active you are and how comfortable the baby is. Here is a tip if you are concerned. During my pregnancy, when I would have periods of non-movement with my baby, my OBGYN informed me to lie in a tub full for warm water. The warm water will help your blood circulate more through your body, which in turn will wake the baby up and cause him/her to start moving around.

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  • If you want to know for sure if it's the baby moving, like the last person said you should take a warm bath (NOT hot) and also, try a juice box that has a little sugar. This tends to make babies more active, and may help you to feel the movement. And no, it's not irregular - many moms have been known to feel movement between 17-18 weeks. Also, if you're not a first time mom, you may be more tuned in and you may feel your baby move earlier.

first time Mums often don't feel the baby move until around 20 weeks, second time around you are more 'tuned in' and feel it earlier. However the baby has plenty of room to move and as you can only feel it if it touches the front of the uterus (just under the skin where the nerve endings are) you will not feel much especially if the placenta is at the front as well.

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