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Butterflies in your stomach

Posted by R. Berg on December 05, 2007

In Reply to: Butterflies in your stomach posted by ESC on December 04, 2007

: : : What is the origin to 'butterflies in your stomach'?

: : I would imagine that the sensation gets its name from the fact that the fluttering sensation feels like one has some sort of small flying animal in there - and butterflies are as good a choice as any for the culprit.

: : DFG

: I can report that the movement of babies at five months gestation feel like butterflies fluttering in their mother's belly.

Fetuses are active before five months, as sonograms show, but it's hard to feel until they get bigger. ~rb