Perhaps their thighs keep rubbing together they have to waddle, it might be a natural body reaction to prevent inflammation.
Alternatively, their weight is too much for their muscles and bones and they waddle because it helps movement.
I have a friend who is overweight and is made fun of because of his waddling. When he waddles it is because of his thighs coming together and because his rear end is too big for his pants. He thinks he has his weight under control, but the waddling is still very consistent and unfortunately I have to talk to him about it because he is being laughed at.
No. It is unusual to show a change in waistline within the first month of pregnancy.
I am four months pregnant with my second child, and I feel fetal movement in my abdomen a little to the left of my navel. Once you are farther along with your pregnancy, you should be able to feel movement pretty much anywhere in your stomach area.
Yes, via ultrasound
you can also hear the heartbeat around 9 weeks with a 2-3 mhz fetal doppler, while most doc's don't bother trying until 10+ I know many many people who have had no issues with finding them around 8.5 weeks. I personally have found my children around 8 weeks 5 days (3 of them) with the 2 mhz hi bebe fetal doppler. a pillow under the hips and full bladder help a lot.
I am actually 20 weeks which leaves me to understand that we are in close range. Nevertheless, you need not be worried as the baby is still very much premature and has a long way yet to go. But it is wise to ask such a question as being an expectant mother myself I sometimes worry over this as well. i.e yesterday and today, I have noticed a reduction the the amount of times my unborn one has moved. But do not worry, as long as you do the regular walking and move about, eat right and do not lift heavy equipment etc, get enough rest, you will be fine. From 25 weeks onwards, the kick counts will increase. :-)
When the sperm find the egg, the first one to penetrate the egg creates a barrier to all the other sperm. The cells of the fertilized egg (zygote) begin to multiply, staying clustered together in a ball. This ball of cells, called a blastocyst, slowly makes its way down to the uterus (three or four days after ovulation) and burrows into the uterine wall (five to seven days after ovulation), a process known as implantation. Even before the placenta and umbilical cord are formed, the cells of the developing embryo start getting their nourishment from the mother-to-be's uterine wall. http://www.drspock.com/article/0,1510,5049,00.html
i would say it is normal that the baby is just letting you know its hungrey..and since your pregnant i have a quesstion if you take a test a week and a few days after your period and it is positive dose that still mean im pregnant?
Every woman is different. Although it is unlikely in first time mothers, do not completely rule it out. It could also be gas you are feeling.
Most first time Mums feel movement at around 20 weeks, and second time Mums around 16 weeks.
I dont think it honestly matters if you are a first time mom or not! If you understand what is going on with your body im pretty sure anyone can tell between gas and the baby, i dont know about other women because everyone is different but gas and the baby felt different to me. I am a first time mom and I felt my baby around 15 weeks. And after the first day of feeling the baby i felt it more and more everyday. So, it is possible.
You may do, some babies seem to almost 'kick their way out', usually the ones who have been extremely active anyway, others go quite still.
Most women don't feel the "fluttering" until about 4 or 5 months along. But some women who have been pregnant before can detect it a bit earlier.
I started feeling little flutters at about 3 months pregnant but now I'm 3 months 3 weeks and I feel little taps in my belly its weird even though its my 3rd baby.
when i was pregnant my doctors said that most first time moms start to notice movement at 24 weeks of pregnancy, that was almost right on for me with my first, however with my second child i noticed a lot sooner since i knew what to be feeling for, i noticed with my second around 15 to 18 weeks, which the doctor also said was not uncommon.
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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.
There is no feeling that comes with conception. Most conception actually happens a day or two after you have sex. Sperm, no matter how much you clean yourself afterwards, can live in the body for up to 3 days. Meaning you could have sex tonight and not be pregnant until tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
My doctor is checking me at 7 weeks because it is usually detectable sometime between 6 1/2 and 7 weeks.
Six weeks of what? Pregnancy? Well if this is the question i can answer... Everybodys body is different.. but when i was six weeks i had barely found out i was pregnant main reason sense of smell is real sensitive and food i liked before made me sick....
Most likely nothing since at 18 weeks the baby could be moving but not enough for the mother to feel it or the baby could be asleep. If you don't feel the baby moving then do this....drink a full glass of cold water and lay quietly on your left side for 30 minutes this will usually wake up the baby if shes sleeping and will move more. If you don't feel the baby moving after this then call your OB doctor for a check up.
Yes, it's definitely possible, no matter what anyone says. My midwife felt my little girl kick at 10 weeks, because she knew where to push down and what not. She's a strong little baby at 20 weeks right now but my boyfriend still hasn't felt it, but it can take a little time for a casual outsider to feel it.
Don't doubt yourself, if you think it's your baby, it probably is. :)
I am 18 weeks pregnant and feel my baby on again off again. Mine feels like popcorn popping inside or like something flicking the inside of your lower abdomen right below you belly button. But it feels different to every woman. Some say it feels like when your on a roller coaster and it does that belly flop thing. Or like a butterfly flapping its wings flying inside of you. Whatever it feels like to you, you will start to know more and more as you feel it more and more...good luck!
Feeling your baby move for the first time when you are pregnant is very exciting. Your baby started moving around around 7 weeks, but you won't be able to feel him until 16 - 22 weeks. If you have already had a baby, you might be able to feel it a little earlier because you know what the movement feels like. Mothers have described the movements as butterflies or even popcorn popping in your stomach. Once you feel the movement more frequently you will be able to tell without a doubt that it's the baby moving and not gas or hunger pains. The movements start out fairly weak, but late in your pregnancy they will get much stronger!
The doctors will say no but a mom such as myself will say yes. There can be so much that you cannot sleep a wink. But the second the baby rests you go into a panic thinking something is wrong. Now if out of the blue there is a painful, spastic jerking, you may want to go to the doctor or call for reassurance. I have heard this is what it feels like from a lady whose baby passed her meconium in utero and passed away.
Yes! You probably won't feel your baby kick until around week 16 and 22, even though the baby has been moving since week 7 or 8. You may have already witnessed these movements during an ultrasound. This is often known as a fluttering feeling or a grasshopper walking across your belly during the first movements.
You probably won't feel your baby kick until around week 16 and 22, even though the baby has been moving since week 7 or 8. You may have already witnessed these movements during an ultrasound. This is often felt as a fluttering feeling or a grasshopper walking across your belly during the first movements.
At first, you will not notice many kicks, and this is okay. One day you may notice the baby is quite active and feel no movement at all the next day. It is nothing to worry about until you have movement on a regular basis and should keep track. If you notice a lack of movement, you should contact your doctor soon (don't panic this doesn't mean you are having a miscarriage, just room for concern and you doctor may want to induce you early to protect the health of you and your baby).
It is nothing to worry about until you have movement on a regular basis and should keep track. If you notice a lack of movement, you should contact your doctor soon (don't panic this doesn't mean you are having a miscarriage, just room for concern and you doctor may want to induce you early to protect the health of you and your baby).
Yes, but it isn't the baby you feel. A baby doesn't move this early.
a baby will be either a boy or a girl long before it becomes a fetus. A woman's egg carries an X chromosome (women are XX). However, since men are XY, a single sperm cell will carry either an X or Y chromosome. Depending on which sperm cell enters into the egg will result in either the a boy baby or a girl baby.
No. At five weeks your baby has just developed a heart beat. 4 months is about the earliest you will probably feel in fetal movement. Here is what your baby looks like at five weeks: