I'm 28 weeks tomorrow so should start counting kicks/monitering movements but wonder how it works with an anterior placenta. Some days LO is very active but others i barely feel her. I definately very rarely get 10 movements in an hour (only when she is doing a full acrobatic routine in there).
I started counting in the morning and usually had ten by lunchtime. One day I didn't feel any all morning then called the midwife who advised drinking a glass of juice and lying down, which worked and dd started kicking.
I hated having an anterior placenta as I was always panicking that dd wasn't kicking enough, the count the kicks website made me panic by saying I should be feeling ten an hour - I never felt anything like that many.
I had an anterior placenta and my midwife advised me to monitor the pattern of the movements rather than counting kicks - ie, I knew she tended to be quieter in the mornings, the have a wriggle around mid afternoon, then quieter down until early evening when she'd wriggle like a mad thing until I went to bed. If she was quiet after lunch for example, I'd have a cold drink and that normally got her going
I'm a bit of a worrier as I've had 3 miscarriages and my sister has had 2 stillbirths. I feel ok on the days she is quite active/when i get a couple of strong kicks, get a bit panicky on the quieter days. As long as i can get her moving by a cold drink and bump jiggle, I reckon it's ok? or should it be more of a pattern to movement, or a certain number of movements in a certain timeframe?