Is it normal to feel the baby kick one week but not the next?

Q: I'm 19 weeks pregnant with a second baby. Last week, I felt my baby moving all the time but this week, I hardly feel anything. Is this normal?

A: This is very normal. Feeling a baby move typically doesn't happen until 18 to 22 weeks for first-time moms. For women who have been pregnant at least once before, fetal movement can be felt as early as 14 to 15 weeks. Fetal movement prior to 25 to 26 weeks, however, can be inconsistent. This means that you may feel a lot of movement one day and very little the next. It is for this reason that most doctors won't even ask patients to keep track of fetal movement on a daily basis until the 25th or 26th week of pregnancy.

Answered by Dr. Michele Hakakha

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