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Questions after anomoly scan - anyone want to have a go?

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StetsonsAreCool Mon 28-Jul-14 18:23:24

I'm 19+4, and had my scan today. Pg with DC2, DD is 4.2.

When I had my 20 week scan with DD, they printed a load of graphs with her measurements on - head circumference, femur length and a couple of others off the top of my head - which they plotted an estimated birth weight from. They didn't do that this time - is that standard practice nowadays?

Also, it turns out I have an anterior placenta, which explains why I've felt no movement so far. Anyone else who's had an anterior placenta, when did you eventually feel the baby move? And whereabouts? Was it a lot higher/stronger by then?

I've come away relieved that everything's ok, but more confused than I was before!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 28-Jul-14 18:26:39

To be honest, I have an anterior placenta and felt movement starting at about 18 weeks and yes I have indepth scan reports with graphs etc.

Redling Mon 28-Jul-14 18:54:35

I've had loads of movement and I have an anterior placenta. I just don't feel or see it at the front, but I do at the sides and above. This might mean you don't feel a lot until later though when the baby is bigger and womb is above the belly button. Now he's such a chunk at 37 weeks nothing stops me feeling him! I had graphs printed on the back of the 20 week scan report on a green sheet in my notes, but no explanation as the what they are smile I just know they said all was fine and he was bang on size.

Showy Mon 28-Jul-14 18:59:12

Our hospital gives the measurements on a print out in a list. No graphs, no projections. Never have.

I had an anterior placenta with dc1 and felt her from 17 weeks. The quality of movements was v different to dc2 where the placenta was posterior. Normal not to feel movement with any position placenta up to 24 weeks but obviously often later with an anterior placenta. Don't worry!

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Mon 28-Jul-14 19:04:31

I had a posterior placenta with DC1 and felt him at 17 weeks, even DH felt him from the outside at that point.

I had an anterior placenta with DC2 and felt him quite a bit later, when I had my scan and they said about the placenta it was an 'aha, that's why' kind of moment.

HappyAsASandboy Mon 28-Jul-14 19:26:29

I have an anterior placenta and have been feeling movement for the last week or so (so from just over 20 weeks).

I had one last time too, with a twin pregnancy, and even though there were two babies in there I didn't feel anything until about 23 weeks

My hospital does the charts still.

StetsonsAreCool Mon 28-Jul-14 21:43:41

Thanks everyone. I'll concentrate more on whether it's moving. With DD, I could feel flutters from 14 weeks, so to be 5 weeks on from that with nothing definite feels decidedly odd.

I might double check with my MW about the charts. I've got two pages with the chart for my fundal height measurement on it, so I'm wondering if the sonographer printed one page twice and the other not at all.

KleineDracheKokosnuss Mon 28-Jul-14 21:52:52

I had anterior placenta and I barely felt anything. Only when DD was really going for it would I feel a thing (and then only after 23 weeks). At one point they even scanned me to check and you could see DD kicking - but I felt nothing.

Didn't help that the placenta was also fairly thick - was like she was kicking a cushion.

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