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04/05/2012 at 15:02
This is just for anyone reading who was researching anterior placentas etc like I was when I first found out and was worried about not feeling movement.
I'm 19weeks with my first, anterior placenta, slim/normal build and I started feeling what I thought were flutters at 16weeks, only to dismiss it as a mistake when told by u/s operator that my placenta position meant I wouldnt feel baby til much later. I thought I felt some kicking at the start of 18weeks but again dismissed it as it didnt noticeably repeat. Then at 18weeks 6days I felt very undeniable kicks start that I could feel from the outside that have been off and on since then, with more consistent tapping/fluttering in between, tho there are periods where it either stops, becomes less noticeable due to strength/location of movement, or I am so active I am not in a position to notice it. However if I lay on my back/or sit in a reclining position and wait with my hands on my lower abdomen I can usually feel her kicking. I feel it more predominantly on one side, so that may be due to there being less concentration of placenta on that side, tho I have felt the movements all over at one stage or another. I think if anyone reading this article is disappointed at having an anterior placenta, dont despair, trust your own feelings and take the time to sit and close your eyes and concentrate on what you feel, you may not feel it for a while (there may be other factors that delay it) but if you think you feel something, however slight, allow yourself to believe what you are feeling.
And dont let it stop you from talking to belly if you havent felt movement yet - your little one can still hear you from about 18weeks!
04/05/2012 at 19:47
i had one and felt LO at 19 weeks. but when i felt him it was only bottom right for ages. my sister has one and she has only just felt lo at 21 weeks. but when she felt him there were no flutters, punching straight away so her oh could feel it! i think it had been in the way of a bubba who had gotten strong! x
05/05/2012 at 12:33
Hello, Ive got an anterior placenta and Im 26 weeks. I started feeling movement at around 23 weeks. its definate movements but not felt any strong kicks as such, but Ive been reassured that its normal with an anterior placenta x
21/11/2012 at 05:17
I'm 30 weeks today and I still don't feel what I would like to, I think I doubt myself also. I may be feeling baby move a lot more than I would say because I dismiss a lot of what I feel, put it down to tummy grumbles or something similar. But my OB says that what I'm feeling is baby move, she is very active on scans and hard to follow with a doppler since she won't sit still.
I have read anything I can find on it and it only scares me more, I would say stop reading on the internet, relax a little on it. But if you get real worried, there is no shame in calling your doctor for peace of mind.
30/04/2013 at 11:43
I am 20w with my 6th baby and have had an ultrasound showing a healthy and growing baby boy. I have an anterior placenta and have not felt any definable kicks or bumps. Good to know others experiences as well.
14/07/2013 at 23:33
I had an anterior placenta with my son, i first felt a few flutters when i was around 13/14 weeks but i could never tell if it was my stomach rumbling because I was hungry LOL!, by around 16 weeks i could tell the difference, i had no problems feeling my baby move/kick with my anterior placenta through my pregnancy. My labour and birth ended in a c-section
05/01/2014 at 21:43
I am 24w1d and I found out I had an anterior placenta when I had my 18 week scan. I felt something like bubbles popping as early as 16 weeks but it was very sporadic, maybe a couple times a week. For the past two weeks, he has been active around 330 in the morning. Now, for the past few days, I've been feeling him move during the day. He seems to know I am talking about him because he is going crazy with movement now. I feel his movements in the lower part of my belly, definite kicks and now I can feel him turning and twisting.
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