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Scoopmuckdizzy Wed 03-Feb-16 13:17:45

Anomaly scan yesterday revealed anterior placenta which explains why I haven't been feeling as much movement as with my other DC.

I was wondering if there is a link to prolonged pregnancy sickness and anterior placentas? I am so fed up and I think I'm just grasping at any reason for why it's not passing.

ffauxlivia Wed 03-Feb-16 13:49:31

I have a low anterior placenta and there was no link for me sorry - just nausea until about 11 weeks. I think it's just bad luck I'm afraid! Hope you do start to feel better soon thanks

lovefairylights Wed 03-Feb-16 13:53:12

Two anterior placentas here - sickness passed with both during 2nd trimester.
However I do have bucketloads of anxiety instead because I can't feel my baby - maybe have some odd feelings every 2/3 days but the inbetween times are rubbish. Can't remember when finally got movements with first baby - I think it might have been 24 or 25 weeks. Currently at 22 weeks and trying not to worry!

GunShotResidue Wed 03-Feb-16 14:02:55

I have/had an anterior placenta with both my pregnancies. The first I had morning sickness until 14 weeks, second I had none. Sorry! Hope you feel better soon!

StitchesInTime Wed 03-Feb-16 14:05:12

I had anterior placentas with both pregnancies, and no morning sickness at all with either pregnancy.

Hope you feel better soon.

Sanch1 Wed 03-Feb-16 20:56:50

Anterior placenta both times for me, virtually no sickness with DD, extremely nauseous with this one til 15 ish weeks.

Battleshiphips2 Wed 03-Feb-16 22:30:09

Ive got an anterior placenta and felt sick well past 20 weeks. Also I felt movement from 13 weeks and the midwife felt him kick through my stomach at 16 weeks! I think he could possibly be a baby elephant though!

SpottedLorax Thu 04-Feb-16 08:03:14

No link. Anterior placentas are more likely with male babies - that's the only link I found when reading up smile
I had hyperemesis so I totally sympathise! Are you medicated? Don't suffer needlessly, there are drugs that can take the edge off it.

Scoopmuckdizzy Thu 04-Feb-16 13:56:42

Spottedlorax - I was taking cyclizine but that made me so groggy, then tried metaclopromide but didn't find it helped. I've been back to my GP since who cheerfully told me it's just one of those things, and if the duchess of cambridge can have it anyone can- it doesn't discriminate. She won't prescribe anything else as it should eventually go away hmm

I'm half way through this pregnancy now and haven't been in work since before Christmas. I'm fed up!

dizzylemon Fri 05-Feb-16 09:00:36

I have an anterior placenta and had 4 weeks of nausea intitially and at 31 weeks, having some mild indigestion and drop in appetite but think it is down to reflux and not placenta position.

I've possibly not been feeling her quite so much - I was having this discussion with DH this morning in that our baby doesn't appear to have 'regular patterns' of movement (with the exception of mealtimes and bedtime) but it could be just that I'm missing them when they go into the placenta. I've decided not to worry about it unless I feel nothing for a whole day.

(she also seems to like the sound of his voice, which I'm not jealous of at all ;) )

mrsnec Fri 05-Feb-16 09:11:53


I have a high anterior placenta and still feel a bit nauseous at 36 weeks! I had a low placenta last time and the movements are definitely different.

Dds movements were always fluttery. This time they are the big boots I heard about last time but didn't experience and they happened a lot later on. It's certainly true that every pregnancy is different.

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