Q: Good afternoon Doc. Please ma’am, I am confused. My pregnancy is 20 wks now and the baby has not started kicking in my tummy. I feel a light movement once in awhile but I expected it to have started that kind of serious kicks. Ma’am please answer me to know what next to do
A: The first time you feel your baby’s movement is known as quickening and the time women feel it varies person to person. It ranges from 16 to 25 weeks but women who have had babies before may feel this much earlier. Women describe it as different things: a bubbly feeling; butterflies in their tummy; gas etc.
You may notice, though when you drink cold water, that baby moves around. This is, theoretically because the uterus/womb is close to the digestive tract such that the cold water in the digestive tract stimulates the baby to move. Women who feel concerned about their baby’s movements are sometimes asked to do this and check for baby’s movement.
I hope this helps.
Have a good night 😀