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How early in pregnancy can I feel my twins moving?
Q: I’m 15 weeks pregnant with twins. I was wondering if I can feel the babies move earlier than if I were only having one baby. I already have a 3-year-old daughter.
Noemi Burlington
A: It is possible that you’ll feel fetal movement sooner with twins than with a singleton pregnancy. However, there is a lot of variation in when women perceive fetal movement. This is partly because of the variability between pregnancies in the location of the placenta and the position and size of babies.

If your placenta is attached to the front wall of your uterus, it may buffer your perception of fetal movement, making it harder to feel early fetal kicks. If your babies are facing your back it may take longer to feel their movements as well.

During second pregnancies, women often notice fetal movement about two weeks earlier than during first pregnancies. For this reason, you will likely be feeling movement sooner.

Laura E. Stachel M.D. Obstetrician & Gynecologist