9When Will I Feel My Baby Kick?
First time mothers-to-be usually recognise their baby’s movements as late as the 24th week of pregnancy. Your baby has been moving long before that, but the sensation is unfamiliar, and you might not recognise it for what it is. A baby’s movements aren’t very strong in the earlier stages of pregnancy – some mothers think they just have wind!
If the placenta is at the front (anterior) of your uterus, it may buffer the feeling of your baby’s kicks for some time. Women having their second or subsequent baby usually recognise the ‘flutters’ of their baby’s movement much earlier – even as early as 12 weeks.