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Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

I can feel my baby moving around, but I want my partner to feel it too! When will other people be able to feel my baby move?

Re: I can feel my baby moving around, but I want my partner to feel it too! When will other people be able to feel my baby move?

The Bump Expert

While you've probably felt baby moving around since sometime between weeks 16 and 22, it can take a little longer for the movements to be noticeable from outside your belly. And, just like everything else related to pregnancy, everyone experiences it differently. But don't worry -- baby should be sharing his kicks with your partner pretty soon! Most moms say that others are able to feel their babies kick sometime between 20 and 30 weeks. Some moms can feel baby move from the outside a bit earlier, and some a little later -- especially if they are overweight or have an anterior placenta (in front of the uterus). Want a more personal take on when moms feel their baby from the outside? Here are some real-mom experiences from the users on our third trimester message board:

"I would try and try to get my husband to feel the kicks and punches I was feeling for weeks but every time he would put his hand on my belly the baby would stop. Finally at week 25 he felt a big one!" -- Junebug9

"I think around 20 weeks my husband could really feel little jabs coming from my belly." -- Rosebride2006
"He finally felt her at 23 weeks, but he didn't like to push on my belly and she didn't always move when he was right there ready to feel. He really could feel her at 24 weeks." -- johnsoar
"Mine was 22 weeks. I didn't realize what it was until I actually saw my tummy move, like somebody was poking me from the inside out." -- wiglsworth26
"About 23 weeks because I have an anterior placenta (so it can take a little longer)." -- joecubed
"My DH couldn't feel her until about 27 weeks, although I had been feeling movement since around 17 weeks." -- mrsain1105
"I am 23 weeks tomorrow and still nothing." -- Soter1
"I think around 23 weeks. He could feel little taps on his hand." -- wendyj
"DH felt the baby for the first time right after we got back from our 20 week ultrasound." -- brandie_larue

"I don't know why, but DH could feel it very early (and me too, when I put my hand on my stomach) -- at exactly 16 weeks." -- kmgourley

re: Q: Others feel kicks?

My placenta was in front of the baby so it made it harder to feel any kicks early. I started feeling movement around week 20 and my DH felt it around week 26.

BnBForever |

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My hubby felt our son for the first time today! I am exactly 21 weeks.

dizzzy_chik99 |

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I'm 23 weeks and can feel him all the time but my husband has yet to feel him kick. My placenta is also in front of the baby.

kdg31684 |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

For me, others felt the baby move at 19 weeks. It was like little taps and they were usually felt in my lower abdomen. This is my first pregnancy, so I knew that I might not be aware of those little early taps as early as moms who have experienced them before. I first became aware that the taps I was feeling were really the baby (and not just gas/stomach bubbles!) at about 19 weeks when my husband put his hand on my belly and confirmed that he felt the taps from the outside too! So I guess you could say as soon as I obviously felt the baby move myself, others could as well. In hind sight, I probably was feeling little movements myself at about 17 weeks, but I'm sure that no one else could feel them at that point.

PreggerChic |

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i started feeling the baby at 19w2d & my fiance could feel him very soon after..it's almost like they are already bonding b/c dallas(the baby) will get very active if he feels daddys hand..he also like to lay his head on my stomach he says that he feels it alot stronger that way.

chrisandbritt24 |

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with my second and third pregnancies i felt baby kick at 12 weeks and others could feel kicks at 16 weeks. It took longer with my first, i felt him at 16 weeks and i can't remember when others could. As a side note I am very thin which they say makes it easer to feel baby.

mickig22 |

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i was 24w 6d when i first knew i was seeing and feeling kicks... i've felt movement since about 20 weeks... of course the next day my love went out of town and the baby's been kicking around like crazy since!

asigmon1981 |

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I am 18 weeks today and my husband felt the baby kick for the first time about 2 days ago. For such a little booger it sure can kick hard.

laurenr825 |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

i am 20 weeks and i tried to get Daniel to feel the baby kicking in my lower abdomen, but he was impatient and really felt the heart beat. I feel bad though, cause its there, he just doesn't know between the heartbeat and the baby kicking him. it moves a lot when he is around though, also after i eat then i lay down. such an amazing thing!

Kristimae06 |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

im 20 weeks today and i havent felt anything for sure yet. sometimes when im laying down at night i feel tiny pops but im not sure yet if its indigestion or baby.

twinkletoews19 |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

First time I felt the baby move was at 16 weeks, but I was in denial that the tapping sensation was actually the baby until my doctor confirmed that leaner mothers do feel the movements sooner. Then at 19 weeks I gasped when I was able to feel the baby's faint pushing inside my womb. What a pleasant way to make you tear up with joy! Can't wait till my DH can feel them too.

MzShadow |

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I am 24 weeks and my family was visiting for the weekend! My husband has been unable to feel the kicks, and my mom was the first to feel them. The baby was very active today and everyone, including my husband felt the kicks! This is such an exciting time!

xSoontobeMicheliniX |

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I'm pregnant 21 weeks and 2 days and can feel the kicks and his moving since 18. week. Yesterday he found my right kidney. Now i know what is pain, but my hubby cannot feel it. He stops moving in the moment my hubby tries to feel. I really hope he will feel it soon. This is something i really wanna share with him.

Vossi |

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My husband could hear her move at about 12 weeks when he would put his ear to my belly. So when she started kicking at 16 weeks he could really hear her. I think it was at about 18 weeks when he felt her kick him in the ear. Lol. Now he tries to get her excited so he can see her move too, which started happening a week ago at 28 weeks :)

meeshnicolep |

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I am 19 weeks and my hubby can feel the baby kick! The other night he actually put his ear on my belly to see if he could hear any little movements and baby starting kicking right where his face was! Funny! This is so amazing. I didn't think we would be able to feel anything this earlyz

talisar06 |

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My husband could feel the baby the same day I did for the first time, right before 18 weeks! :)

brittanyjstrong@yahoo.com |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

I didn't even really feel my baby move until about at week 23. While it was hard for me to feel her moving, my husband could hear moving around inside. Finally at about 25 weeks he had his ear to my belly and the baby kicked him in the ear. Now even at 35 weeks its diffcult for others to feel the baby move. My mom has a very hard time feeling the baby move. Other than seeing my belly shift weight, or move like jello I have yet to see the baby really poke my tummy outward like my mom has described me and my sister doing. I don't if it's due to the fact that I have an anterior placenta or that I started my pregnancy out over weight.

SweetMemories |

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It's Time for a freash answer :) With my son, my husband didnt feel our son move untill week 26, with this pregnancy he felt him at 19weeks. I am also 15lbs lighter with this pregnancy then I was with my son. :)

cmcsmom1217 |

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Im 31wks and only yesterday was when my hubby felt the baby move. Every other time he tried to feel for her, she would shy away. I was so happy when he finally felt her!

natalei09 |

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My husband just felt the baby kick for the first time with me! I am 19 weeks 3 days :)

lpstrain94 |

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I am 16 weeks and 2 days and I can feel and see my baby from the outside

quinton jennifer |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

I'm very excited for my hubby to feel the baby kick!! I have been feeling her for the last two days!!! Ahh I am even more in love with my little Anjel!!!!

sissy2424 |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

Im 23 weeks today and I felt significant kicks for the first time! I felt something about a week ago while I was laying in bed, but I was not sure if that was gas.. ha-ha... But after feeling them today, im sure they were kicks. He was moving like crazy! One min. I felt a kick on the left side of my belly down low and the next up high on the right side. I think he is practicing his wrestling moves!

Bitz1088 |

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I felt my baby move at four months of pregnancy, but my husband didn't feel anything at that time. Every time my baby moved inside my belly I effectively communicated to my husband about it and one day he could feel it too. He was so happy!

marta8080 |

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I am 17 weeks with my first and was able to feel my pumpkin move at 13 weeks and my family was able to feel him/her about two weeks later...I am fairly thin and have gained very little weight, my Dr. said that might be why it was easy to feel it so early for my first.

afremont |

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I've been feeling baby move since 14weeks. But only when I lay very stil like when I'm watch movie and its very light! I'm 15weeks now we will see in n couple of week :)

ciskaclaassens |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

I first felt our baby kick at 16 1/2 weeks and my husband was able to feel the kicks exactly 1 week later at 17 1/2 weeks! Seems pretty early compared to most people...makes me wonder if they'll move up our due date at our 22 week ultrasound!

ThePassets |

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my husband works alot out of our province .. im on ontario and hes in alberta. so my 2 1/2 year old daughter has been the one who was able to feel all of her siblings kicks .. since 20 weeks.. my mom and i laughed that they were already plotting against me... because every time my daughter talks to my belly.. baby #2 starts flipping and kicking around.. lol i say plotting or an early sibling rivalry lol :)

Secondmomma |

Q&A: When will others feel baby kick?

This is my first pregnancy and I started feeling little flutters at 16 weeks. The only way to describe it is that it felt similar to how it feels when you're wading in water and minnows are swimming around your legs. Now I'm at 20 weeks and have been able to actually see the kicks and feel where the baby's head or rump is. The placenta is in the back and I haven't really gained weight so those might be factors.

chocohorse |