One of the most exciting moments for any expectant mother is when she first feels her baby move. Although this event or “quickening” occurs during different times in each pregnancy, you will probably first notice fetal movements at around week 20 in your second trimester and an increase in frequency by week 28. Fetal movements are a positive sign that your baby is growing in both size and strength.
However, it is in the final three months of your pregnancy, known as the third trimester, that your baby is most likely to become highly active. You may feel – and may even see – kicking, punching, rolling, and other intrauterine acrobatics – all signs of active and rapid third-trimester fetal movement.