There are few moments more thrilling than when you feel your baby move inside you for the first time. Somewhere between 16 and 25 weeks of pregnancy you’ll experience what the experts call “quickening,” which is those first little movements that feel like a cross between butterflies + a nervous twitch. You’re more likely to feel it when you’re in a seated, restful position, and new mamas might experience it later on in the pregnancy than 2nd, 3rd or 4th timers. It might be hard to tell at first, but stay still and you’ll start to recognize these little moments before they become full on kicks!
As your baby grows, usually towards the end of the 2nd trimester, those little movements should escalate into stronger kicks. You’ll feel them more at certain times of day, like when you’re trying to sleep, as their surge in activity is generally due to your changing blood sugar levels.