Do Babies Kick In Womb When Hungry? Know Why This Happens!

The first time a pregnant woman feels her baby kick can be surprising — a sudden reminder that the tiny creature growing inside her has a mind of its own. But why do babies kick?

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Sep 18, 2019Updated at: Sep 18, 2019
Do Babies Kick In Womb When Hungry? Know Why This Happens!

You must have often heard pregnant women say that little one (life) in their stomach (means that the child) is kicking in the stomach or doing some action and making some movement. There are many reasons behind this, but have you ever thought about why this happens? Often pregnant women complain about why the baby in their stomach kicks. However, it brings fun and a different joy to the family. If you too are unaware of this process and do not know about it, then we are going to tell you 6 reasons behind it.

6 reasons associated with baby's kick in pregnancy

Baby Is Perfectly Healthy

If a woman feels the kick of her child (in her stomach) during pregnancy or does some action, then this is an indication that the baby in your stomach is healthy. These types of movements occur only when the child is healthy. 

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External Change

These activities happen when external change is felt. If the fetus in a woman's womb begins to feel an external change, then he/she starts kicking in the stomach to give their response, which is felt by the mother.

Lying On Left Side

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These activities are more when lying on the left side of the mother. When pregnant women sleep on the left side, the situation is more likely (of kicking the baby in the stomach). Sleeping on the left side increases the blood supply, due to which the movement of the baby also starts increasing.

Energy Levels

The child gets kicked on getting energy. When the pregnant woman eats food, there are more chances of kicking (activity) by the child. Actually, after eating food, the energy, and nutrients given to the child (from food) give him the power to do such activities, due to which the child starts to move/stir in the stomach.

9-Week Process

The kicking process begins after 9 weeks. When a woman becomes pregnant for the first time, she feels the kick at or after 9 weeks. But while a woman is second time pregnant, the process of the kicking in the stomach starts after 13 weeks.


Getting oxygen supply right is one of the reasons behind the movement or kick of the fetus. If a pregnant woman does not feel the kick in the stomach, it means that she is not getting enough oxygen.

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