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Felt baby kick one day now nothing anterior placenta

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sweetiehuni Thu 21-Jun-18 11:35:55

So I've got an anterior placenta and I'm coming up to 16 weeks. Sure me and my mum felt baby kicks despite it being early and since haven't had any more. Could it have been a muscle spasm or baby changed position. Doctor said I wouldn't feel baby for ages due to anterior placenta.

Millypad Thu 21-Jun-18 11:40:32

I’ve got an anterior placenta and felt irregular flutters from 15 weeks. Would have some one day then nothing for a week. It’s only been the last few days I’ve been feeling her regularly and strongly. I’m 21 + 4

Millypad Thu 21-Jun-18 11:41:00

Nope, 20+4! Wishful thinking!grin

Cosmoa Thu 21-Jun-18 11:42:00

It's hard to say as we weren't there! If it was the baby, you'll know for sure in a few weeks.

sweetiehuni Thu 21-Jun-18 11:48:25

Millypad that's reassuring to know that you could go days without feeling baby again as I do worry if it was a kick/movement that everything is still okay due to it being a couple of days without anything.

stepmumlife Thu 21-Jun-18 11:54:36

I had an anterior placenta and didn't feel a thing until 18 weeks, and even then it was faint!

QueenAravisOfArchenland Thu 21-Jun-18 11:58:00

It's normal not to feel baby for days at a time up to about 24 weeks, sometimes longer. They shift position frequently and their movements are smaller earlier in pregnancy.

It might have been the baby and then again it might not. Only time will tell. I was feeling my second quite clearly at 16wks, although my placenta was posterior.

BertieBotts Thu 21-Jun-18 11:58:33

It's defo normal when you first start feeling movement to have days where there is nothing, especially as they are so small at this stage. You will probably feel it when baby is in exactly the right specific position facing one way. So if they wriggle/turn/move around you won't feel them any more. As they get bigger, the movements will become more consistent and you'll be able to feel them no matter what position baby is in. But it can take a few weeks for that to happen.

28 weeks is the date they say to look for movement from.

sweetiehuni Thu 21-Jun-18 12:08:11

Yeah, I'm just a bit of a worrier really. The wait between scans feels so long to me. I've no reason to suspect anything is wrong either so don't know why I'm so anxious. Not usually an anxious person but since I became pregnant that's all changed 🙈

Frazzled2207 Thu 21-Jun-18 13:33:29

I had an anterior placenta. Had occasional kick from about 16 weeks but nothing regular until way after the 20wk scan, probably 22-23 weeks.

Second baby, no anterior placenta, felt him from 11 weeks.

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