Q. WHEN WILL MY BABY KICK?
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.