DIFFERENT BABIES, DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES
Christine urges moms to remember that everyone’s experience is different, so don’t get stressed out if you don’t feel kicks of the same strength and frequency as other moms-to-be. If you doctors says everything is okay, then sure enough you will soon feel your baby move. Where your placenta is lying could have an impact on how soon or late you feel your baby move. Another reason you may not be feeling your baby move yet could be blamed on the position your baby is lying in your uterus.
Melanie Commeignes, 37, describes her daughter’s first movements at 17 weeks like the soft undulation of butterfly wings. “It was a flutter – and it felt just like that, like butterfly wings fluttering gently on the inside of me. It was a lovely but somewhat odd feeling.”