One of the best moments during pregnancy is when the baby starts to kick. The baby starts to kick between week 13 and close to week 25. Different women describe their babies kicking in different terms. Some could feel a tumbling motion, butterflies and some even twitch in their stomach. Often, this is referred to as quickening. Remember, some babies are more active than the others.

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Babies have a tendency of moving while you are asleep or lying down when relaxing.  You might not notice them moving while sitting or standing.  Wen you are active, the baby sleeps and when sleeping or resting, that is when the baby is more likely to kick. The frequency of the kicks increase in the third trimester. If for any reason you want to feel your baby’s kicks, here is how you can do it:

  • Get some snacks                                                                                                                                             Peanut butter, chocolate and hot dogs are some of the foods that when you will take, will induce a series of little kicks. For instance, chocolate contains sugar and caffeine that could help waken a sleeping baby.
  • Poke the baby bump                                                                                                                                        Just a gentle or a tender poke will make your baby move. Your baby will move towards the poked place. Well, if you are eagerly waiting for your baby to kick, this is one of the ways to go about it.
  • Lie down                                                                                                                                                             As stated earlier, babies are more active when you lie down to sleep or relax and tend to sleep when you are active. After series of exercises, look for a cool place and lie down and you will definitely feel some movements.
  •  Use a flash light – It is possible for fetuses  to discern light and dark by Week 22. When you light up a flashlight, your baby tends to turn away from the spotlight. This will create some movement.

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