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Hi doc, I am currently 19 weeks pregnant and have experienced miscarriages in the past. I'm feeling anxious about this pregnancy as it's the furthest I've carried before. I think I may be feeling movement, but I'm not entirely sure. Can you please explain what movement feels like at this stage? Your help is greatly appreciated.
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It's completely understandable to feel worried about your current pregnancy after experiencing previous miscarriages. At 19 weeks, feeling movement is a positive sign of your baby's development. The sensation can vary from person to person, but most commonly it is described as flutters or gentle taps. Some women compare it to the feeling of gas bubbles or butterflies in their stomach.

As each pregnancy is unique, it's important to remember that every woman experiences fetal movement differently. Factors such as the position of the placenta and the baby's activity level can also influence how movement feels.

If you're unsure whether what you're experiencing is fetal movement, try lying down on your side and focusing on your lower abdomen for a while. You may start noticing subtle movements that gradually become more pronounced over time.

It's worth mentioning that if you haven't felt any movement by 22-24 weeks, or if there are sudden changes in your baby's movements later on, it would be wise to consult with your healthcare provider for reassurance and further evaluation.

Remember to take care of yourself during this time by eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, getting enough rest, and managing stress levels. Regular prenatal check-ups will also provide valuable information about your baby's growth and well-being.

While it's natural to have concerns given your history of miscarriages, try to stay positive and trust in the progress of this pregnancy until proven otherwise. Surround yourself with a supportive network of family and friends, and don't hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider whenever you have questions or concerns.

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Movement for me feels just like a belly full of gas at this stage a kind of butterflies in belly quiet low down. Although I never felt movmemov for sure until about 22 weeks. So don't be alarmed if you haven't. You will always worry about the pregnancy no matter how far you get your a mum. It's what we do. Think positive and relax your mind. 
by anonymous
Thank you, im now 22 weeks nearly 23 with a baby boy.
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I didn't feel kicks and movement until 21 to 22 weeks my last pregnancy.  I've also had a miscarriage before.  Just try to take it easy, you've come so far along already.  I always told myself to be fair to this baby and treat it as a new joy.  My baby is 12 months old now.  Be positive and trust that your baby is strong.  
by anonymous
Thank you, i can feel him kicking, i know hes strong by these kicks lol.

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