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pollysproggle Tue 14-Jan-20 20:03:26

When did you start to feel movements?

3rd baby for me but first anterior placenta. I'm 17+2 and sometimes I think I feel something but it's probably just gas!

MockingJay27 Tue 14-Jan-20 20:06:12

I have anterior placenta. First movements I felt were at 20 weeks x

Persipan Tue 14-Jan-20 20:07:43

At 18 weeks, like being pinged with a tiny elastic band.

Marlena1 Tue 14-Jan-20 20:08:33

I had on my second. Was so worried at 20 weeks as couldnt feel a thing but all was fine.

IvinghoeBeacon Tue 14-Jan-20 20:11:31

I could feel vague things from about 16 weeks I think (can’t quite remember, but this is my second so I already knew what a baby feels like) but by 20 weeks the movements were different from my first (posterior placenta that time) - much less distinct kicks and more tickles. A few weeks on and I’m getting plenty of strong boots

yesyesdear Tue 14-Jan-20 20:12:11

21 weeks for me.

QforCucumber Tue 14-Jan-20 20:12:44

I'm 19 weeks and nothing really yet

LittleTopic Tue 14-Jan-20 20:12:58

21 weeks - nothing and then one massive kick which my mum saw from across the room!

Fantababy Tue 14-Jan-20 20:13:14

I did with my second and felt the first kick at 17 weeks. 18 with DC1.

secretllama Tue 14-Jan-20 20:13:24

18.5 weeks for me for unquestionable kicks. Was surprised when told at 20 week scan that placenta was anterior as I'd read so much suggesting I wouldnt feel it till closer to 24 weeks. x

MsChatterbox Tue 14-Jan-20 20:26:12

Anterior placenta with both pregnancies. My first I felt at 15 weeks and hubby felt at 19 weeks. My second (current) I felt at 14 weeks, currently 16 weeks and feeling often. So I wouldn't discount what you are feelings it's very likely they are kicks!

Delbelleber Tue 14-Jan-20 20:33:42

I'm 21weeks I've felt the baby move like twice and that's been in the last week. Just momentarily movement sad

Emberfoot Tue 14-Jan-20 22:43:57

I'm 17wks with my first, I have felt a couple of movements but still no idea if it's baby or other gubbins moving about lol. Kind of a lil sad that other people have started feeling it properly and I may have to wait weeks. Plus side maybe my MIL will stop asking to touch my belly if I feel nothing 😂

Ellapaella Tue 14-Jan-20 23:06:36

I had an anterior placenta with my third and I didn't feel much movement at all until around 21 weeks. With the first two (not anterior) it was a early as 16 weeks.

MadameGazelleIsMyHomegirl Tue 14-Jan-20 23:10:48

I had an anterior placenta and felt movement at 9 weeks! Definite movement from that day onwards, which just got more and more lively!

Aisah Wed 15-Jan-20 02:16:02

23 weeks and tbh the baby kicks when it wants and not that often

mistermagpie Wed 15-Jan-20 08:41:32

With my third baby I had an anterior placenta and it was about 23 weeks before I felt anything. It had been much earlier with the previous two who weren't anterior placentas.

Reduced or infrequent movement was an issue throughout my pregnancy unfortunately and I was induced early as a result. I do think this was due to the placenta (and the fact that my baby turned out to be really chilled out!) but the Drs wouldn't take any chances.

pollysproggle Wed 15-Jan-20 09:00:51

Thanks for all your replies ladies, I posted this and then fell asleep- pregnancy eh?

Really interesting how you all vary so much with feeling movements for the first time. With my first two it was non stops kicks and wriggles from about 16 weeks which developed into alien belly with feet and hands sticking out all the time.
For me too pregnancy is an absolute chore and the movements are the one thing I enjoy about being pregnant so hopefully Ill feel some soon.
I've had a 12 week and 16 week scan and he was moving loads plus midwife found his heartbeat straight away yesterday so I know he's ok at least!

Amys136 Wed 15-Jan-20 09:05:40

Mine was around 14 weeks but mine was low lying so I don’t know if that was a contributing factor

SnoozyLou Wed 15-Jan-20 09:09:59

I'm just over 17 weeks and I've only started feeling movement in the last few days. It's really weird. A couple of times it's been really noticeable, to the point where I could feel it with my hand, and gone on for hours, then I'll have days of next to nothing, with the occasional nudge that's so faint I can't be sure if I'm imagining it. It must just be the position.

mistermagpie Wed 15-Jan-20 09:16:38

I was the same, not a fan of pregnancy at all and I found the lack of movements in this last one very stressful and a bit disappointing, if that makes sense! The baby is wonderful though, so hang in there.

R2D2abc Wed 15-Jan-20 09:23:42

4th baby, this is my first time with anterior placenta.

Around 17 I was feeling some bubbling, but rarely and wasn't sure about it. At 20 weeks they started to be more noticeable and could tell it's definitely baby. But I feel baby move on the lower side, left side and upper left side mostly. I don't feel almost anything in the middle of my belly or right side, where I guess the placenta is. 25 weeks now and movements are getting stronger but still not the same as with a posterior placenta.

Beseen19 Wed 15-Jan-20 09:23:53

I felt little movements really early on but then nothing daily until around 20 weeks. And even after that if he was tucked right in to the placenta I couldn't feel it as much, was like a weird muffled kick. Focus on down really low and to the sides. As my uterus moved up obviously the placenta did too so there was a bit of a space for him to move where I could feel it.

fatisnotafeeling Wed 15-Jan-20 09:24:58

I'm 26 weeks with number 4 and first anterior placenta. I think I felt him about 19 weeks ish. I feel him now but very low down and also feels like an elastic band pinging rather then proper kicks.

I am struggling this pregnancy with the seeming lack of movement and the strange kicks, sometimes he feels like his foot is going to come out he's so low down.
I'm looking forward to it being Over to be honest.

ILoveAnAgathaChristieMurder Wed 15-Jan-20 09:28:39

I had anterior with 1st was nearly 24 weeks. And even after he was very sleepy and small movements. 2nd was posterior and I couldn't believe the difference much earlier 14 weeks and much more lively. Both of mine were smallish boys 5lb and 6 lb but at 5 and 3 they are not lacking in movement now

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