FEEL BABY KICKING AT PREGNANCY
When your baby first kicking? The baby start kicking when the pregnancy at
about 16 weeks. The pregnancy woman will feel the movements of the baby, first
something like butterflies in the tummy, after more weeks the movements will
feel harder, kicks and jabs can be feel, because your baby certainly try to
get your attention.
Baby loves to kick and stretch. After a while it gets a bit cramped for space
in there so you are bound to feel it when he moves about. He'll also turn somersaults,
moving from a bottom down to a head down position or vice versa. He won't settle
in one position until the end of your pregnancy.
As baby grows bigger you should be able to see the movements through your skin,
and you'll be able to hold a hand or foot. You may also be able to tell which
way baby is lying from the shape of your bump: for instance if he's curled up
on one side your bump will appear off-centre. You can often tell which bit is
which! A long firm area will be his back and his hands and feet will feel small
and knobbly, the head and bottom are about the same size but the bottom feels
In the final trimester baby will move on average every couple of minutes, although
you won't necessarily feel all his movements. He will have a routine consisting
of sleep, awake but relaxing, and exercise. The problem is his routine probably
won't mimic yours and his exercises can occur when you're ready for a sleep!
In the last weeks of your pregnancy baby may move much less frequently. Don't
be alarmed by this as it is quite normal. After all there's not much room now
for stretching and gymnastics!
In late pregnancy baby will usually turn head down. You will probably be able
to tell by the source of the kicks - if he is head down, the kicks will be felt
in your ribs. Then, when his head engages at about 36 weeks, you may feel his
head knocking on your cervix - it is the way of your baby saying See you soon...