Post # 1
I was told at my atanomy scan that I have an anterior placenta and it would be a while before I feel my baby boy kicking or moving. I am currently 23 weeks and still have no “pattern” with his movement. There are days when I am convinced it is him moving, and days where I don’t feel anything at all. Most of the movements I feel are in my lower abdomen, never any higher.
Today, every time I sit down I feel like I have to pee. And have had some “thumps” down in my lower stomach. I have no clue what they are suppose to feel like, I’m a first time mom. Is it possible that I am feeling my baby move and that his is kicking my bladder? Or is it too early for those hard of kicks to make me feel like I have to go to the bathroom?
Post # 3
@panda1126: I think you are probably feeling baby! i also have an anterior placenta and started feeling kicks around 22 weeks. Just enjoy it — they’ll continue getting stronger over the next few weeks!
Post # 4
@panda1126: It sounds to me like you are feeling the baby move. I was just reading in one of my pregnancy books (What to Expect) that fetal activity becomes more oganized & consistent with more clearly defined periods of rest & activity between weeks 28 to 32. It also said babies are most active between 24 and 28 weeks because they are small enough to “bely dance, somersault, kickbox and do a full aerobic step class in their uterine home.” Hope this helps!
Post # 5
Yup, that’s your baby! Totally normal at that point to go through slow periods where you feel little-to-nothing for a day or two – it often correlates with a growth spurt. (You may also notice yourself feeling extra tired at those times).
Post # 6
Thanks guys! I’m excited that it is my baby! Sometimes I thought it was just tummy rumbles, but now I’m sure its the baby!
Post # 7
Definitely the baby!
I also felt the baby a couple times a week for a few weeks before I started feeling her move regularly.
Most moms start feeling regular movement between 24-28 weeks, but doctors don’t expect regular movement until after that!