It may be difficult to accept the reality of your pregnancy in the first few weeks. Nausea, exhaustion, and irritability are common pregnancy symptoms. Nonetheless, the sensation of a baby's first flutters makes everything seem more real.
Between weeks 18 and 20, you should start to notice your baby moving around. It's unusual for first-time mothers to feel their baby move until about 25 weeks. However, for experienced mothers you may feel movement as early as 13 weeks.
Your child is most likely moving around there, and you feel the flutters. A baby's kicks are also known as quickening. You might not be able to tell whether the sensations you're feeling are from your baby or just gas.
However, you should notice a pattern developing over time, particularly during periods of the day when you can relax and reflect. So let's delve deeper for a better understanding!
What Is Happening To Your Baby At 9 Weeks?
At nine weeks, your baby has grown to the size of a raspberry and is beginning to resemble an infant. A baby at this time should weigh about 0.07 ounces or 0.9 inches.
Their muscles are developing, and their joints can bend, allowing them to move around. Now that the first trimester is nearly over, you should feel more like yourself.
Many of the unpleasant pregnancy symptoms are likely to fade. You should have already had your initial scan, but if you haven't, you will very soon. Your first appointment may take 8-12 weeks.
What Are Baby Flutters?
"Baby flutters" occur when a pregnant woman detects fetal movement.
The average pregnant woman does not feel fetal movement until the twentieth week. The baby is too small and weak to move around in the first trimester.
However, timelines are relative. For example, a first-time mother may not feel anything until about 25 weeks, whereas a seasoned mother may feel her unborn child move as early as 13 weeks.
When a woman first feels her unborn child move may be influenced by a variety of other factors, such as the number of babies she is carrying, the location of the placenta, and the mother's physical characteristics.
Compared to a woman carrying a posterior placenta, a woman carrying an anterior placenta may not feel the baby move until later in the pregnancy.
If a woman is carrying multiple embryos, she may have fetal activity early in her pregnancy. Tiny women may also experience pregnancy symptoms earlier.
How Do Baby’s Flutters Feel?
Pregnant women uniquely experience baby flutters. The answer varies according to the woman you ask. However, most women who have experienced flutters describe the sensation as follows:
It feels like you're having gas pains, but you're not bloated.
- Your stomach is fluttering with anxiety.
- There's a tingling sensation in your stomach.
- It sounds like bubbling or popping come to mind.
- It's as if something is prodding you from within.
- The location of the flutters will vary depending on where the baby is in your uterus. Some pregnant women experience flutters lower in their stomachs, while others experience them higher in their stomachs. Some women feel a flutter in the middle, while others only feel it on one side.
During pregnancy, the flutters become more intense. If your spouse or friends touch your stomach, they will be able to feel it as well.
Is It Your Baby, Or Is It Gas?
A common misconception is that you will not be able to feel your baby move until you are 16 weeks pregnant.
On the other hand, pregnant women in their second, third, or even fourth pregnancies frequently report feeling the fetus move as early as the first trimester. This is because your baby's nervous system is nearly finished developing and begins to absorb shocks around the 9-week mark.
This is because the "flutters" you feel could be your baby taking its first movements. You may discover that this wonderful sensation is unique to you and is best experienced while lying completely flat.
As a first-time mother, you may be unsure of what to expect or how to care for yourself. Most people will tell you that you will feel your child kick, but if you are new to pregnancy, you may be unable to tell.
Pregnancy Flutters Timeline
You will not feel the baby move in the womb for the first few weeks. This is not to say that fetal movement is impossible. This, however, implies that the changes are invisible. At this point, the fetus begins to move around within the embryo sac.
You will be able to see movement but not feel flutters when you have your first ultrasound at ten weeks. After that, flutters can be detected only during the second trimester of pregnancy. However, because there are so many variables, it's difficult to say when, though it usually happens between weeks 18 and 20 of pregnancy.
Flutters occur at any time during a woman's pregnancy but are most common during the third trimester. If you are experiencing rhythmic movements at regular intervals, your baby has hiccups. Don't be alarmed; this happens all the time.
The flutters of your unborn child will become stronger as your pregnancy progresses, to the point where you may no longer feel them as flutters at all. In addition, the expectant mother will begin to feel uneasy because the fetus moves too quickly.
As the fetus's movements change, you can tell which body parts are pressing against your stomach as it becomes more cramped. The kicks you feel are becoming more distinct and sharp as well.
Larger motions may push more easily through the stomach and organs, causing discomfort or difficulty breathing.
The presence of fetal flutters indicates a healthy, active fetus. Baby flutters may appear before week 20 or may not appear until much later in the pregnancy.
After the mother notices them, regular, stronger fetal movements may be a health indicator.
If a pregnant woman is concerned about the movements of her fetus, she should contact her doctor or go to the emergency room.