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When you will feel your baby kick for the first time will de­pend on whether you’re a first-time mum or not. If it’s your first preg­nancy, you should start to feel your baby kick be­tween 14-22 weeks, says mid­wife Anna Nella. As preg­nancy pro­gresses, your baby’s movements will be­come more pro­nounced.

14-24 WEEKS Most women feel baby’s first move­ment be­tween 14 and 22 weeks, but it will be faint at first. If you haven’t felt your baby kick by 24 weeks, tell your mid­wife or doc­tor.

28 WEEKS Your baby now re­acts to touch, and his heart rate in­creases when­ever he hears a noise.

29 WEEKS You’ll start to see his limbs from the out­side – per­haps a heel or foot push­ing up on your belly. This helps you and your part­ner bond with him.

32 WEEKS His movements will have been in­creas­ing up un­til this stage, but from now they’ll stay at the same level. Con­trary to what you may have heard, they won’t re­duce from now on.

36 WEEKS Space is get­ting limited but you’ll feel just as many kicks. “If he’s breech with his bot­tom in your pelvis, you might feel sharp head­butts rather than kicks” says Anna.

40 WEEKS Your baby will con­tinue to move and kick while you are in labour.

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