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Baby's First Movements

After the fatigue and perhaps some morning sickness, you wonder when you’re going to be rewarded by feeling your little one move. Feeling your baby move inside of you for the first time will be one of the most exciting experiences of your pregnancy. Most first time moms will not experience this until about 20 weeks. If you are very in tuned with your body or if you already have at least one child, you will most likely feel this movement even earlier.

Moms have described their baby’s first movements as:

  • Butterflies Fluttering Their Wings
  • Tickling from the Inside
  • Gas Movements

After you feel the first sign, you will find yourself pausing and smiling at every movement. The truth is, your baby is constantly moving and even doing somersaults in the womb. After a few more weeks, your baby’s movements will go from fluttering butterfly wings to karate kicks. In your third trimester, you can entertain yourself by actually watching your belly changing shape with your baby’s change of position. One mother described her baby’s movements as so dramatic that her little girl kicked a bowl of ice cream right off mom’s belly.

This is a very exciting time of your pregnancy, so enjoy!

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