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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.