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When will others feel my baby kick?

Sometime in the second trimester a pregnant mum will begin feeling her baby move. This is called quickening. However, the early movements can only be felt by mum and it takes a bit longer before dad or anyone else will be able to feel your baby move around. This time period will be different for each individual, so there is no way to give a definitive time period for being able to feel your baby kick.

If you are overweight or your placenta is placed in front of your uterus, it may take even longer to be able to experience movement from the outside. A general idea is that your baby should be noticeably moving any time between weeks 20 and 30. This may happen sooner for some mums, but that is not common. At first it will feel like little taps instead of the more powerful kicks and punches that will happen later in pregnancy.

The closer you get to the end of your pregnancy, the more others will be able to feel as your baby’s movements become more prominent and frequent. Early on you will have to work hard to get your partner to be quick as once you feel the movement there is no guarantee there will be more in succession for dad.

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