no movement, just pains at 18 weeks

no movement, just pains at 18 weeks

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Cinny Clove

North Vancouver, Canada

#1 Mar 20, 2006
Hello,
I have been very anxious to feel the baby move. I am now 18 weeks and have not felt anything like "flutters" or kicks. Over the last week I have been having sharp pains accross my tummy and on my sides. Do you think this is anything to worry about? I can't help but feel worried as this is my first pregnancy and it seems everyone else feels movement around 14-18 weeks.
Any thoughts out there?
CC
jam_patty

Moss Point, MS

#2 Mar 22, 2006
Cinny Clove wrote:
Hello,
I have been very anxious to feel the baby move. I am now 18 weeks and have not felt anything like "flutters" or kicks. Over the last week I have been having sharp pains accross my tummy and on my sides. Do you think this is anything to worry about? I can't help but feel worried as this is my first pregnancy and it seems everyone else feels movement around 14-18 weeks.
Any thoughts out there?
CC
most 1st timers feel nothing till 20-25 weeks the pains are from your belly stretching cuz baby is growing
pauline

Dundee, UK

#3 Jun 5, 2006
Cinny Clove wrote:
Hello,
I have been very anxious to feel the baby move. I am now 18 weeks and have not felt anything like "flutters" or kicks. Over the last week I have been having sharp pains accross my tummy and on my sides. Do you think this is anything to worry about? I can't help but feel worried as this is my first pregnancy and it seems everyone else feels movement around 14-18 weeks.
Any thoughts out there?
CC
i am 18 weeks pregnant also i havent felt any movement at all i felt like wind feelings last week but nothing this week i also find it worrying i have my scan one week from now im sure and a i hope everything will be fine some people say they havnt felt anything untill week 20
Erica

Murrieta, CA

#4 Jun 12, 2006
I am also 18 weeks pregnant , my first pregnancy and everyday or almost everyother day I always feeling popping in my stomach as if the baby is moving and sometimes I have felt sharp pains. I've heard that most first time pregancies don't feel anything until late or they don't recognize the movement.
Gina

AOL

#5 Oct 4, 2006
Im also 18 weeks and have not felt anything either
Ben

Englewood, CO

#6 Oct 5, 2006
My wife and I are now 31 weeks pregnant with our first baby. We did not feel anything until 19 1/2 weeks, and didn't feel the baby consistently until about 24. Placenta placement, baby's location and your activity level will all have an impact on how often and how strongly you feel the baby. The pains you are feeling - if they kind of run from the sides of your belly down towards your pubic bone - are probably round ligament pains as the round ligament tries to support a growing baby. As always, if you are feeling worried - call your doctor for reassurance, that is why they get paid the big bucks. Good luck to you!
heykids

United States

#7 Nov 10, 2006
just wantedto say thanks fo rall the talk it was great to hear about other people
Rachel

UK

#8 Dec 2, 2006
Hi All Im 18 weeks pregnant too... i haven't felt the baby move but i don't know how it feels as this is my 1st baby.

Since: Dec 06

Toowoomba

#9 Jan 1, 2007
I am now 29 weeks pregnant with my first baby and remember being 18 weeks quite clearly. I didn't feel my baby move at all at that time, but had a lot of cramps due everything enlarging to make room for the baby. I must admit, I was also a little worried. Nowadays however, he moves all the time. Don't worry about it, it will move eventually and when it does, you will know!
sally

Frankfort, IL

#10 Jan 7, 2007
i was at the doctors and they looked into my belly and said to come back because they had to run test due to the baby was not moveing at all
emma

Hereford, UK

#11 Jan 14, 2007
Cinny Clove wrote:
Hello,
I have been very anxious to feel the baby move. I am now 18 weeks and have not felt anything like "flutters" or kicks. Over the last week I have been having sharp pains accross my tummy and on my sides. Do you think this is anything to worry about? I can't help but feel worried as this is my first pregnancy and it seems everyone else feels movement around 14-18 weeks.
Any thoughts out there?
CC
dont worry to much bout not feeling the baby move just yet im 18 wks pregnant with my 2 child im just starting to feel the baby move but with your 2 baby you do feel it move alot earlier then your fist baby with my first baby i didnt feel it move until bout 22 wks
michelle

Edinburgh, UK

#12 Jan 25, 2007
i am 18 weeks and can confirm that after a few weeks of sharp random pains you will feel little kicks to you they feel like pains but its only because your not used to tiny feet kicking and prodding! Good luck and be patient
already a mom

Boynton Beach, FL

#13 Feb 11, 2007
I am almost 19 weeks pregnant and this is my second time around. I have a 2 year old already, and I have hardly felt this baby. we go for our big ultraound tomm. Any one else out there going through the same thing?
Christen

Omaha, NE

#14 Feb 16, 2007
I am 18 weeks pregnant tomorrow and feeling nothing I can be SURE is movement. Just the same as others have said- strange little cramps and pains- and bubbles. It brings me a lot of reassurance that there are so many other 1st time moms all paranoid becuase they can't feel baby movments yet. I think we'll be ok. It seems like about 2 weeks after every dr's appointment, I have been almost convinced that something has gone terribly wrong and the baby is not alive- This little blog made me feel way better. Glad I'm not the only overly paranoid one. :0)
sarahj

India

#15 Feb 21, 2007
Hi i'm 19 weeks pregnant in 2 days and i dont think i've felt anything yet.. was getting worried until i read all the above! i'm glad people are feeling like i am and other mums are saying its normal.. this is my first baby and i'm a little overweight and sometimes i look like i'm showing but when i'm feeling my tummy it doesnt seem to feel alot different.. only slightly.. i have my next ultrasound at 21 weeks and i find out the sex and if everything is ok.. i was thinking about buying a baby heart monitor to put ,my mind at rest in times of worry but i think i'd panic and run to the hospital everytime i couldnt detect it!
Julie

Milton Keynes, UK

#16 Mar 6, 2007
Its really nice to hear that other first time Mums are going through the same experiences that I am. I am 18.5 weeks pregnant and am having stomach pains - today a bit worse than usual. The midwife says that its nothing to worry about - possibly a water infection. I miscarried last year so get very worried at any slight pains. I have also not felt any movement yet. My friend did not feel anything until her 20 week scan - so I am not worried about that.
adam

Carlisle, UK

#17 Mar 9, 2007
my girlfriend is 29 weeks pregnant upto now the baby has been moving all the time but as from yesterday she hasnt felt him move why is this and what should we do
chezal

UK

#18 Mar 11, 2007
adam wrote:
my girlfriend is 29 weeks pregnant upto now the baby has been moving all the time but as from yesterday she hasnt felt him move why is this and what should we do
Im 18 weeks pregnant with my 1st baby so ive been doing alot of research if you dont feel your baby move more than 10 times in a day call the emergency hospital line to be on the safe side.
chezal

UK

#19 Mar 11, 2007
Im 18 weeks pregnant my belly is looking pregnant but not hard yet or i dont even feel pregnant some days i feel a little nudge at the bottom of my stomache to be honest i dont kno if its the baby or just my imagination bc i want it to move i go for my 20 week scan on the 27th and hoping every thing is ok.
rcr

Syracuse, NY

#20 Mar 14, 2007
I am almost 20 weeks pregnant with my third child I have felt the baby some but for the last week i haven'y felt anything. should i worry? please help!!!

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