I just need to type it out loud as I'm sure it will relieve some of my anxiousness, and as feel silly sharing it with partner, family or friends. At the scan the MW said I had an anterior placenta, also I have some nice cushioning to keep baby and me warm so I'm sure they are all factors. But 21 weeks and no movements... Its just one of those pregancy milestones I haven't hit yet. Grump!
I'm 21 weeks and despite baby being a complete wriggler at my 20 week scan, it is only in the last 2 days that I have felt something which I think could possibly be baby moving - I'm not even certain though as it's only been the last two nights when I've got into bed. It's felt like a faint flickering or popping inside - almost like the feel of bubbles against your skin when you're in the jacuzzi, but obviously from the inside and much fainter.
I'm 24 weeks with my first and it's only in the last week or so I've definitely felt the baby moving. It was disco dancing during the 20wk scan and the sonographer said I should feel it soon so the next few weeks of hardly feeling anything scared the crap out of me. People asking whether I can feel it yet then looking doubtful and saying they felt their baby move at 16 weeks/14 weeks/30 seconds post conception haven't helped! Though the movements can be very subtle at first so maybe what I thought was digestive grumblings before then was actually the baby . If you have an anterior placenta that will make a big difference to how much you feel, and the baby is still very small so what you feel will depend on how it's positioned. They also start to develop their sleep patterns and will be asleep for 18 hours of the day so you won't feel it all the time not that I have been googling this obsessively, oh no. Don't worry, it will be fine!
Hello, I didn't feel my baby kick until 25 weeks. I had the same thing with people asking me. Even now at 32 weeks I can go a day with hardly feeling anything -maybe just once and then other times when s/he is active. I wouldn't worry.
Hi I'm the same, with an anterior placenta,I was worried as everyone kept asking, and only felt definite movement at 22-23 weeks. And now (I'm 30 weeks) the movement still feels slight on some days because of the placenta and the baby's position. It makes it a bit hard to know when to be genuinely concerned! If you are ever concerned do go in, they keep telling me that is absolutely fine: no-one wants you to be worried. Hope you don't have to wait too much longer, it's a lovely feeling!
Oh thanks everyone. That's just the voice of reassurance and experience I needed. It makes me feel so much better to hear lots of different experiences. It funny DH keeps placing his hands on the bump... he's convinced he's going to feel something - I can't quite get it across to him that I am likely to nitice it before he does! I've got a GPs appointment next week, so I'll mention it and we'll see if they are worried.
I had an anterior placenta with dd and hardly felt anything for ages. Later on I used to drink a glass of fruit juice then lie down to feel the kicks. You might regret wishing for it when the baby digs into your ribs from the inside though!
I didn't feel anything until 24 weeks with my first pg and that was despite not having an anterior placenta. As others have said I think it can depend on the position of your baby and knowing what the movements feel like too. Mine felt more like ripples in water rather than kicks, even up to giving birth. I hope your GP reassures you, and you feel those first movements soon.