17 Weeks Pregnant
Feeling any baby flutters yet? This phenomena is called “quickening,” and many mamas experience it around now.
Sometimes it can feel like gas, nerves, or an upset tummy, but it’s really your tiny dancer shaking his groove thing in the disco ball that is your belly. The flutters will graduate to full-on kicks after week 20, so you’ve got that to look forward to.
If you’re not feeling baby yet, DON’T WORRY! Some mamas won’t feel movement for a few more weeks. Just know that it’s coming soon!
Also, know that the position of your placenta can majorly affect when and how well you feel your baby move. I felt my first child move right around 18 weeks (oh the J❣Y!). With my second pregnancy, I didn't feel her consistently move until the 3rd trimester!
That's because I had an anterior placenta, which means the placenta is positioned on the front wall of the uterus as opposed to the back, and it interferes with mom's ability to feel baby's movements.