Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

I’m 16 weeks pregnant and can’t wait to feel my baby’s kicks! Will I be able to soon?

Re: I’m 16 weeks pregnant and can’t wait to feel my baby’s kicks! Will I be able to soon?

The Bump Expert

Yes! Those first flutters should be coming your way within the next few weeks -- usually between 16 and 22 weeks for first-time moms. They won’t feel like real kicks or jabs just yet, since baby still has plenty of room to move around. Early movements are very gentle and subtle. You may only notice them if you are sitting or lying quietly. They’re also harder to discern if you’re overweight or your placenta is anterior (on the front of your uterus, near the stomach). Plus, these early kicks can be infrequent. You might feel something tomorrow and then nothing for a few days. By the time you hit your third trimester, baby’s moves may be more predictable. And guess what? He’ll usually be most active right when you’re trying to go to sleep!

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Paula Kashtan

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

Im 15 weeks 3days ive been feeling my baby moving for bout 2weeks now which this isnt my first child this is my second things are different with number 2

Alexis mommy |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

With my first, I felt the first kicks right around 16 weeks. I am pregnant with my second and 15 weeks along. I have been feeling kicking for about a week now. It's different every time! Wait for the hiccups that will make your stomach jump visibly!

merricksmom |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

I'm just 15 weeks today, and I was sure I felt a kick or two while lying in bed. This is my second baby, so I know what it feels like. I hadn't thought it would start so soon, but it was very exciting!

Camillesmom09 |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

im 15 weeks and 2days; this is my first baby and ive been having some strong cramp like feelings right about my belly button slightly to the left and right above it. is that the baby kicking or trying to move? or am i just getting too excited?

Newmom2012KP |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

Im officially 15 weeks today and I felt the baby kick yesterday!! This is my first child, so I had no idea what to expect. I was laying on thecouch yesterday morning almost asleep, when I felt thislittle flutter in my belly. I had heard people refer to it as a flutter, and that is excatly the right word todescribe how it felt! It was simlilar to the feeling of moving your handthrough water quickly, remember spinning in the pool with your arms out? It felt kind of like that! I've heard thet "you'll knowit when it happens", and I did!

beachbaby2012 |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

I started feeling flutters at 12 weeks. Only when I am stagnant have I felt anything. It feels like a slight tickling sensation, or if you can imagine if your mouth was full of water and you had a gold fish swimming around in there. Weird analogy, just a more familiar part of your body. Can't wait until my boyfriend can feel it!

awilbers |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

I am 15 weeks today and could not get back to sleep the other night. I sneezed very hard unexpectedly, and right after I felt the baby jump as if I scared it! It was like nothing I've felt before(this is my first baby), literally like something leaped inside below my belly button. So cool!!

Ojodoc |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

This is my fourth pregnancy and i'm having twins and i felt them kick at 14wks

stacymc99 |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

You will most likely feel your baby move when you are about 16 1/2 to 18 weeks along. Good Luck.

kiki061812 |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

I am 15 weeks and this is my first baby, i have felt little flutters for about a week now and only when i'm lying down and still, but last night i decided to have a half cup of coffee and i swear the baby was jumping around in there for half hour...

babybaby2014 |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

This is my 7th child, and I have been feeling flutterings since the 12th or 13th week. I am now about 15 weeks, and the flutters are getting stronger. With every pregnancy I felt movement earlier and earlier. So, Mom's who are on their second or third, you will definitely feel more movement with each pregnancy.

mommyoflucky7 |

Q&A: When will I feel baby kick?

Im 15 weeks with my second baby and have felt what feels like popcorn popping when I sit or lay down its the best feeling and cant wait for them to get stronger, so yes they definatly get stronger with each pregnancy :)

bec91 |

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