Many women experience kicking in the lower part of their abdomen during pregnancy. Their first thought is that it’s their baby’s feet, kicking in their abdomen. Generally, it’s not. Here’s why you’re feeling baby movement so low:
- The uterus grows from the pelvis, up. Especially during the second trimester, the uterus isn’t very high in your expanding belly, so baby is more confined to the area below your belly button.
- Not all movements are kicks. Your baby has arms and a head too – what may feel like kicks may actually be punches or headbutts.
- It may not be baby movements. There are a range of pains and changes to your body throughout pregnancy. Many of these are labelled as ‘lightning crotch’. Read more about lightning crotch.