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Not "feeling" movements but seeing them...

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BeHappyAndSmile · 02/08/2020 14:56

So I still feel significant movements when they happen but generally the smaller ones I can't feel internally. I can feel them with my hand and I can see my stomach moving but it just doesn't register. I'm 29+2 and had a midwife appointment a few days ago where all looked great I just forgot to ask her about it. Anyone else get this?

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mistletoeprickles · 02/08/2020 15:59

Could be to do with where your placenta is. Mine is at the front and sometimes had this but I'm now 31 weeks so the baby is a lot bigger so i feel alot more.

lockdownpregnancy · 02/08/2020 17:31

I know what you mean OP. I can literally see my belly moving but can't feel baby. As pp said, most likely the placenta. Mines high and at the front so whatever position baby is in sits right under it I think.
Saying that, I'm currently strapped to the monitor in the MAU ward for reduced movement as I haven't even been able to see him move today, let alone feel him. Oh the joys! 🤪🤪🤪

FourPlasticRings · 02/08/2020 17:49

Mine tends to do this as I get further along. No idea why!

Chl00 · 02/08/2020 21:05

I’ve recently started getting this very occasionally.. I’ve felt him move so much since 19 weeks and now I’m 27 weeks and I still feel him move a lot sometimes it’s so uncomfortable BUT sometimes I notice my belly moving but I can’t feel him kicking or rolling 😅 so weird but I guess it’s normal if we all get it lol

Prettylittlelady · 02/08/2020 23:32

I actually wrote a post about this maybe just over a week ago - I’m 29 weeks with an anterior placenta and while do feel lots of movements sometimes it’s exactly as you describe, I can be looking at my tummy and seeing it moving but can’t actually feel it - very bizarre isn’t it but I think it’s normal?! Not that I know anything as a FTM!

Lockdownmum1010 · 02/08/2020 23:54

I had this too. Had an anterior placenta which I think was a factor.

BeHappyAndSmile · 03/08/2020 07:21

Oh @lockdownpregnancy I hope all went well!

It's reassuring to know it happens to others too but as far as I know I don't have an anterior placenta! Thanks for all the replies Smile

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