My Body – Pregnancy Week 16

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Pregnancy Week 16

Are you feeling butterflies in your stomach? It's time to prepare yourself for one of the most amazing experiences of your pregnancy: the first time you feel your child move inside you! Referred to as “The Quickening,” these first movements might feel like the fluttering of butterfly wings, bubbles, or even gas.

If this is your second child, you might already be able to detect little movements; mostly because you are already familiar with what they feel like, but it can also be attributed to the fact that your uterus is more stretched out than it was in your first pregnancy.

Most first-time mothers begin to recognize fetal movements around week 22. So, get ready! In just a few short weeks you should be able to detect your baby moving and shifting around.

In the beginning, you may only detect these movements sporadically; but as your pregnancy progresses, they should become increasingly regular, and those little flutters in your stomach will feel distinctly like kicks. And while other people may not be able to feel those first fluttery movements, they should be able to feel your baby move around 24 weeks.

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My Body – Pregnancy Week 16

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16 comments

  1. Rachel says:

    I m 16 wks but still do feel my baby

  2. Wendy says:

    I have been feeling movement for almost a month now and I’m only 16 weeks. :/

  3. karmah25 says:

    This is my third baby and ive been feeling lil flutter ls here and there..I just turned 16 weeks..im so glad time is flying lol

  4. Octavia says:

    I’m pregnant with my first child and I just turned 16 weeks yesterday! Ive felt tiny little flutters in my stomach just a few times from time to time but I can’t wait till I can really feel him/her and so can the family (:

  5. Rebecca says:

    I’m. Already feel him move n I love the feeling of it ..

  6. jessica says:

    I’m 16 weeks and I can feel my baby move but I get a sharp pain thru my stomach when he moves. Is this normal??? I am showing big time. I’ve gained 25 pounds already and look about 5-6 months. I guessing this is a big baby!

  7. Bridget says:

    ah! I cant wait til feel baby move! 🙂

  8. Happymommyy says:

    i feel my flutters now i cant wait to feel the 1st movements of my little one.. #proudmommy

  9. chefjess says:

    I can feel the baby move now its so amazing

  10. breeze96 says:

    I started feeling my munchkin move last week!

  11. Kimberlee says:

    i can already feel the little guy move, my boyfriend and i went to the movies last night and he could feel the kicking from the outside! does not feel too goood for me in the inside though. it’s n amazing experience.

  12. Grace says:

    I have been feeling mine for almost 2 weeks now. Guess it’s true the more kids you have the sooner you feel it! 🙂

  13. I’m officially in maternity clothes! Yikes!

  14. hey this is my first child im 15weeks and 2 days when did u feel ur baby move

  15. marichinno says:

    I have been feeling the baby move I just can’t wait for the kids to feel the baby.

  16. brittany says:

    my baby is giting big

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