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quickening

 [kwik´en-ing]
the first perceptible movement of the fetus in the uterus, appearing usually in the sixteenth to eighteenth week of pregnancy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

quick·en·ing

(kwik'ĕn-ing),
Signs of life felt by the mother as a result of fetal movements, usually appearing 16-20 weeks into pregnancy.
[A.S. cwic, living]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

quickening

(kwĭk′ə-nĭng)
n.
The initial signs of fetal life felt by the mother as a result of movement by the fetus.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

quickening

Obstetrics A subjective sensation experienced by the mother during early pregnancy, that occurs around the 16th gestational wk. See Bonding. Cf Lightening.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

quick·en·ing

(kwik'ĕn-ing)
Signs of life felt by the mother as a result of the fetal movements, usually first noted at 17 to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
[A.S. cwic, living]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

quickening

Perception by the mother-to-be of movements of the fetus in the womb. In first pregnancies this is usually noticed around the 20th week, but, with experience, quickening may be recognized as early as the 16th week.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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