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    Question Best pos to feel bub first movements

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    I am really hanging out to feel my bub's first movements but I am real figitty and cant stay still for a long time. I try and lay on my back when going to bed for a lil while but I very quickly just roll over and go to sleep!!

    So whats the best position to be in to try and feel bub's first movements?




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    i don't know what the best position is, but i felt bub at 14 weeks while i was lying on my back in bed late at night. i was totally relaxed, i think that probably helped. hope you feel some movements soon

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    try laying on your back and gently prodding/putting light pressure on your belly - they respond to stimulation LOL

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    I have been poking a lil bit but then I stop cause I think I could be upsetting bub!! LOL I Guess I just gotta be patient and it'll happen soon..

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    I felt the first movements while watching telly on the recliner. I agree, I think it's good to be relaxed. Also, have a cold drink of juice first - the cold and the sugar are supposed to stimulate baby too.

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    Yep - you have to be relaxed and still. I feel Tia usually every night after dinner when i'm sitting on the lounge relaxed. Then lying down in bed before i go to sleep. Do you know if your placenta is anterior cause if it is you prob won't feel any strong movements til a bit later on - as the placenta cushions a bubs kicks. Good luck - hope you feel bub soon

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    The first time I could feel my bub moving was at about 19 weeks, and I was lying on the couch on my back. I feel them more when I am lying or sitting around doing nothing.

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    oh and in the early stages of first preg for some reason i felt the baby move easier if i had my hand on my stomach...it took quite awhile before i just felt it without my hand?? ((i always felt the movements inside, not on my hand to clarify!)

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    Hi V!

    Long time no speak! Glad to see everything is going well for you! Nearly 4 months already!! Time goes quick does'nt it!

    I first felt Briley move when i was 19 weeks. I was laying half on my side half on my stomach going to sleep when i felt 4 kicks on the side i was lying on. For me it just felt like 4 little spasms. Like when you get a spasm in your eye or your lip. Thats me though. I have'nt heard or seen of many women having the same feeling as me. A lot of women describe it as butterflies or flutters.

    As some of the others have said, a cold drink is apparently good. The midwifes tell you that if you have'nt felt bubs move for a while, have a really cold drink and lay down for a while. Maybe do that before you go to bed at night.

    Either way you will feel something soon and you'll know when you do.

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    So it seems like the best position to feel bub's move is lying down! As I thought cause because kinda flattens down...

    Rae - I am not too sure what the position of the placenta is. The u/s guy didnt mention where it was. If it was at the front would have they said that it was at the front?

    Well last night a did feel a few lil twinge pulse feelings around where bub's is. So maybe...... that was bubs?! Not sure, I just want a big kick to be certain!! I know that I will soon feel something but as a first time mum, I am really hanging out to experience a baby moving inside.

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    I was told by a midwife when i didnt feel bubs kick after a couple of days having already felt him to drink a cold sugary drink like coke or cordial which usually wakes them up and gets them active so everytime i want to feel bubs i do hehe and it works so maybe try that

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