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If you have an anterior placenta when did you feel your baby kick?

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CluelessBaker Mon 06-Jul-20 10:33:21


I’m 17 weeks and a FTM, so I know I would usually start to feel kicks over the next few weeks. My midwife thinks I have an anterior placenta, however (not yet confirmed by scan) and said it might take a little longer for me to feel them.

If anyone had / has an anterior placenta for their first baby, can you let me know when you first felt your baby moving?


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Pinkhan135 Mon 06-Jul-20 10:36:14

I'm 19 weeks and felt her move Saturday evening! For the first time! Haven't felt anything since though! I have an anterior placenta too

CluelessBaker Mon 06-Jul-20 10:38:43

Ahh that’s so exciting! I hope mine is in the next couple of weeks too ☺️

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yetea Mon 06-Jul-20 10:39:05

I have an anterior placenta and felt the baby move for definite at about 23 weeks. I have a generous amount of padding though so not sure how much of a difference that would make. I think I felt movement earlier but not enough to confirm it was definitely the baby until 23 weeks.

sel2223 Mon 06-Jul-20 10:39:17

I was over 22 weeks before I felt anything at all! The 20 week scan was crazy as she was moving around and kicking like mad but I couldn't feel a thing!

bluemoon2468 Mon 06-Jul-20 10:44:53

I felt my first kick at 15 weeks (first pregnancy) so I couldn't believe it when I was told I have an anterior placenta at my 20 week scan. It doesn't seem to have impacted on me feeling movement at all weirdly!

jenniuol Mon 06-Jul-20 10:46:32

19 weeks.

HeeeeyDuggee Mon 06-Jul-20 10:50:58

22 weeks with DS2 but then I didn’t feel him for the rest of the pregnancy really (large front and centre placenta cushioning all movements)

18 weeks DD. High left placenta that time so left loads

sillybean Mon 06-Jul-20 10:51:01

I have this with my second pregnancy. Was probably 24 weeks before I could reliably/consistently feel baby move. Currently over 40 weeks now and can feel every tiny nudge.

Persiaclementine Mon 06-Jul-20 11:05:34

Feom 18 weeks but strong kicks from 19 weeks

CluelessBaker Mon 06-Jul-20 11:13:05

Thanks so much everyone for sharing! It sounds like it could be a while yet before I consistently feel anything. I’ll try not to worry about it!

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TwoShades1 Mon 06-Jul-20 11:16:30

16 weeks. But I’m very attuned to my body and was working from home in a boring admin job. I think if I was quite busy I would have easily missed movements at that stage.

mintich Mon 06-Jul-20 11:17:00

22 weeks!

rocknrosie Mon 06-Jul-20 11:18:49

i'm 30w now and FTM smile

i have anterior placenta and i started getting proper kicks around 25w x

sel2223 Mon 06-Jul-20 11:19:35

Just remember, anything up to 24 weeks is totally normal OP and everyone is different.
Even if it is another 6 or 7 weeks, it'll be well worth the wait, i promise 😊

1990shopefulftm Mon 06-Jul-20 11:31:20

Movements I had at 18 weeks but only had the one real kick so far and I m now 24 weeks.

Hatscats Mon 06-Jul-20 11:49:44

Mines anterior too and it was probably 22 weeks before I was sure it was the baby and not wind. It’s still different everyday at 25 weeks, no real pattern and sometimes stronger than others.

KimH88 Mon 06-Jul-20 12:08:52

I first felt flutters around 22 weeks I'm 26 weeks now and have only been feeling proper movements for about a week.

Char2020 Mon 06-Jul-20 12:35:08

I have the same issue. I first felt movement on and off at just over 18 weeks but wasn’t sure if it was just in my head, now at 20 weeks I can definitely feel movement everyday, only internally though, still can’t feel it from the outside

CoolNoMore Mon 06-Jul-20 13:16:10

DS1 felt like a kickboxer from about 22 weeks, but DS2 (with his anterior placenta) feels like the most gentle yogi, so even at 37 weeks now I would say I've not felt a 'kick' as such. It was about 18 weeks when I noticed some flutters. His hiccups are pretty violent though!

Birdy1991 Mon 06-Jul-20 13:48:18

I have an anterior placenta, didn’t feel a thing until 24+2.

Chl00 Mon 06-Jul-20 13:53:01

19 weeks was my first kicks, now he doesn’t stop 😂

Havlerr Mon 06-Jul-20 14:00:07

I was 22-23 weeks when I felt anything definite, during the 20 week scan baby was doing backflips in there and I couldn’t feel a thing. Now at 34 weeks I’d love it if she calmed down a little at night so I could get some sleep!

CluelessBaker Mon 06-Jul-20 18:40:24

Thanks so much everyone - I feel reassured and I know it won’t be anything to worry about until a few more weeks have passed. I’m so excited it’s hard to wait, but the time will pass anyway!

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Geekydeaky Mon 06-Jul-20 18:51:59

I was about 18 weeks because I was panicking too thinking surely I should have felt something by now! Just got a strong kick one night whilst laying in bed, once I realised what baby felt like I did think I had felt her earlier and not realised! I have an anterior placenta too ☺️

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