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Placenta at the front

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MrsKBill Fri 23-Sep-16 18:58:13

I am 16+5 and went for my 16 week check today, we heard the babies heart beat (very cute) but wasn't very loud so my midwife thinks I my placenta could be in front the baby - I have my 20 week scan in October 20th so hopefully find out more then. Anyone else have the placenta at the front? Xx

Bluebelltulip Fri 23-Sep-16 19:16:04

Mine is too

Nojo82 Fri 23-Sep-16 19:20:05

My placenta is at the front too. I had reduced movements and went into hospital with that and few other issues and i got told thats prob why movement had changed/reduced.. but since then ive had loads if movement. They just take a bit longer to find the heartbeat..

Dlah Fri 23-Sep-16 19:30:16


Now 35+2, aside from not feeling movements until later (one end of week 19, but regular from week 23) it's caused no issues, I get good strong movements, heartbeat always heard even if takes a minute or two more to locate in first place


NeverAShadowOfDoubt Fri 23-Sep-16 20:59:24

I'm having di di twins (20 wks) and both placentas are anterior, at the front. I use a Doppler at home and have no problems finding the heartbeats smile

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Fri 23-Sep-16 21:02:48

Yep, I've got an anterior placenta, and at 19 weeks I only just started feeling little thumps. I don't think I got the flutters/tickles that I was aware of.

Bluebird126 Fri 23-Sep-16 21:03:21

Yep just took longer than some to feel movements - about 25 weeks I think and then just "popping" sensation first. They are much stronger now at 34 weeks and heart beat is easy to find.

museumum Fri 23-Sep-16 21:04:58

Yes. Me. Didn't feel anything till 24 weeks but when you get bigger it doesn't make such a difference. You'll see it at the 20 week scan.

Surf25 Fri 23-Sep-16 21:12:45

Yes same here, have an anterior placenta with twin pregnancy this time, had the same with three previous pregnancies so much just be where the placenta likes to be in my body!!! At 23 weeks am feeling plenty movements now but only in the past couple of weeks at the most. They should be able to tell you at your 20 week scan. They don't listen to the heartbeat so early in our area so that's nice you got to hear it!

Chocoholicmonster Fri 23-Sep-16 22:15:22

Me too. I'm 35 weeks tomorrow & it's caused no issue so try not to let it be a concern. As others have said, I just felt kicks a little later & its sometimes difficult to find the heartbeat but its always healthy & strong when found - just needs someone patient finding it. Kicks are also strong & frequent now too.

Barefootcontessa84 Fri 23-Sep-16 23:05:28

I've got one too - only thing mentioned to me was that I might feel movement later than usual.

mum2Bomg Sat 24-Sep-16 07:24:06

Me too! 30+4 and only awake now because the baby has been kicking so much.

Frazzled2207 Sat 24-Sep-16 07:37:23

He's 3 now but I had this, felt very little until about 22 weeks. All turned out fine.

Whatsername17 Sat 24-Sep-16 08:33:51

It's very common. I've had an anterior placenta with both my babies. I still felt movements just fine. With my current pregnancy it's very low so I'm at risk of placenta previa. But the anterior element isn't an issue at all.

MrsKBill Sat 24-Sep-16 09:20:23

Thank you ladies!! Can you still deliver normally? Xx

Frazzled2207 Sat 24-Sep-16 09:24:53


RuskBaby Sat 24-Sep-16 14:16:16

I have an anterior placenta, felt no movement until 26 weeks and at the 31 week midwife appointment, reinforcements were called in to find the heartbeat.

Whatsername17 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:21:06

Yes it doesn't affect delivery.

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:24:04

Yes - as a PP said, it's only a concern if you have a low lying placenta/one covering the cervix. Anterior is no issue.

Surf25 Sun 25-Sep-16 09:58:01

Yes, delivery is not affected, just as pp said

Star8181 Sun 25-Sep-16 14:41:19

I've got an anterior placenta and I'm having a planned c-section, I heard this can be a problem, not sure if it's true?

CharminglyGawky Sun 25-Sep-16 14:59:29

I have an anterior placenta, my midwife was supremely unconcerned! In fact I only know where my placenta is because I asked at my 20wk scan, I was told that "as long as it's not blocking the exit we don't worry about it" grin

It does mean that movement is cushioned a bit, some days I feels loads and others very little, I think it depends on where little one is and where they are aiming their kicks! Worried me at first but again my midwife said that at my stage (24wks) with an anterior placenta she wouldn't have been surprised if I hadn't felt anything at all yet, which made me feel better. I still wait to feel kicks with each meal time and before bed just to be sure everything's ok.

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