Timeline of Fetal Movement

Pregnancy FAQs

It’s important to know what to expect during each stage of pregnancy.

Week 12: Your baby will be moving constantly. You may have noticed his acrobatics on an ultrasounds, but you probably won’t be able to feel anything yet.

Week 16: Some pregnant women will start to feel tiny butterfly-like flutters. The feeling might just be gas, or it could be the baby moving.

Week 20: By this point in your baby’s development, you may start to really feel your baby’s first movements, called “quickening”.

Week 24: The baby’s movements are starting to become more established. You might also begin to feel slight twitches as your baby hiccups.

Week 28: Your baby is moving often now. Some of the kicks and jabs may take your breath away.

Week 36: Your uterus is getting crowded as the baby grows, and movements should slow down a bit. You should feel consistent movement throughout the day. If you notice significant changes in your baby’s activity, contact us!

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