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Anterior placenta

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Becky19922011 · 16/06/2020 10:28

Hi just wondering I got told on my 20week scan that I have a anterior placenta and just wondering if anyone else has had the same in the pregnancy and when they started to feel movement as I get my self worried that I don't feel anything x

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Pumpkin108 · 16/06/2020 10:36

@Becky19922011 hi, just wanted to say I was told I have an anterior placenta a couple of weeks ago at a private scan (I'm now nearly 19 weeks). I'm yet to feel any movements. I think having an anterior placenta cushions the baby. You could always contact your midwife if worried

Foreverbaffled · 16/06/2020 10:38

I had an anterior placenta in my first pregnancy and didn’t feel a thing until around 24 weeks. My DH couldn’t feel anything externally for a long time after that. Try not to worry, it’s very normal not to feel anything at your stage particularly with a placenta cushioning everything.

sel2223 · 16/06/2020 10:43

Hi OP, I'm a FTM and found out at my 20 week scan that I've got an anterior placenta was moving and kicking like crazy at the scan and I couldn't feel a thing!

I didn't feel anything until over 22 weeks and, even then, it was just very light flutters.
I'm nearly 32 weeks now and they've increased in frequency/intensity a lot in the last 10 weeks but i still have quiet days when baby changes position. Having an anterior placenta makes you very anxious!

I would say, it's only from about week 30 when I could see/feel movements from the outside but it's still very hit and miss so no-one else has managed to catch it yet.

EssElsiee · 16/06/2020 11:41

I have an anterior placenta and didn’t feel anything until 21 weeks.. no flutters or anything went from nothing to kicks! I still don’t have a ‘pattern’ now and I’m 34 weeks. From 21 - 34 weeks he moved more some days than others, some days were pretty quiet. But he would always always move at night when in bed. Apart from that I could never work out a pattern! Now I’m 34 weeks and he has way less room, he moves basically all day 🤣

Pleasenodont · 16/06/2020 11:48

I’ve had an anterior placenta with 4/5 of my full term pregnancies including my current pregnancy and it’s never really affected movements at all.

KittyKat2020 · 16/06/2020 11:53

I have an anterior placenta and didn’t really feel anything till 24/25 weeks. I’ve been in a few times for reduced movements when his hidden behind my placenta! I’m now 31 weeks and feel him all the time

AlviesMam · 16/06/2020 12:14

I'm 20 weeks with an anterior placenta and still haven't felt any movement. It is very worrying. I text my midwife this morning and she replied saying this is very normal and not to worry. It's hard not to though! Xxx

FudgeFlies · 16/06/2020 13:57

I’m 20 weeks tomorrow and was also told I have an anterior placenta at a private scan two weeks ago. I thought I was feeling flutters/movements but I think it’s wind and wishful thinking to be honest. Have my scan tomorrow so glad I’ll have a bit of reassurance.

Jadegkeaney · 16/06/2020 15:14

I'm 21 weeks and have anterior placenta. I'm a FTM and I started feeling movements bang on 20 weeks! Its quite subtle but getting stronger, they are like little taps/ bubbles and sometimes feels like a fish swimming inside Haha.

DJBebe · 16/06/2020 19:19

FTM and i have an anterior placenta as well. I didn't feel any movement until 22 weeks, I'm 25 weeks now the i can feel the baby movement predominantly in the early morning and evenings. Also some days the movement is frequent but some other days quite sporadic. Since 24 weeks DH was also able to feel the kicks and we were even able to see the little kicks at the surface of my tummy. Fascinating.

CheeseDemon1982 · 16/06/2020 19:24

I had an anterior placenta with my first. I didn't feel movements till I was about 21 weeks. The movement can sometimes feel not very strong as the placenta cushions the kicks but as baby gets bigger you can feel them more. I went in to get monitored 3 times as I was worried about movements and the hospital was so lovely so if you're ever worried just give your hospital a call.

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