Post # 1
I’m 22 weeks and have felt nothing so far (a tiny flutter once upon a week or two ago but that’s it). At our last ultrasound the technician said I have an anterior placenta which is cushioning the baby’s movement. To those who have had this kind of placenta- when did you feel real that’s-not-my-stomach-gurgling movement? Did the placenta change positions at all at the end?
Glad to hear everything is fine with the baby now – I am a little worried I won’t be able to count kicks into the third trimester as I haven’t felt a single one yet. :/
Post # 3
I have an anterior placenta and at 18 weeks I haven’t felt anything. My friend has one as well and she said she didn’t start feeling anything until she was 20-21 weeks and it wasn’t that frequent. She’s due on the 24th and she doesn’t feel anything in the front but feels it when he’s in her ribs or kicking her sides. You’ll be feeling something soon!!!
Post # 4
I got honest to goodness for sure baby movement at 22 weeks but they were not consistent. I’d say weeks 24 and 25 were when they got consistent and noticeable.
Post # 5
I have (had?) an anterior placenta and felt my first definite movement around 20 weeks. I didn’t start feeling regular movement (every day at least once or twice) until around 22/23 weeks. I’m now 26w6d and I feel her move several times a day, and have felt her from the outside of my stomach for a couple weeks now. I say have (had?) because I haven’t had another ultrasound since around 18 weeks when they told me it was anterior, and I don’t know if it’s shifted or moved around at all since then. My understanding is that there are different degrees of anterior placenta too, like it can be 100% blocking, or only partially? If that makes sense?
Post # 6
At my 12 week ultrasound they said my placenta was forming anterior but I don’t think it stayed there. I felt the first movements around 15 weeks, and more consistantly by about 17 weeks (DH was able to feel from the outside too). I’m 23 weeks now and I feel it all the time, even high up in my belly. They aren’t just gurgles either, they are little thumpy kicks and nudges and I can see them from the outside even when wearing clothes so my feeling is that it has moved to a more posterior position. I’m dumb though and forgot to ask at my 20 week ultrasound where the placenta was. I have an OB appointment next week though, I will try to remember to ask them.
Post # 7
I felt my first “for sure” movement at 19 weeks 4 days. My DH was able to feel movement from the outside the very next day (19wks 5days).
I thought I felt movement for about 2 weeks before this but it was so subtle that I couldn’t tell for sure if it was the baby or just digestion gurgles.
Post # 8
Thanks all! I was relieved to find out there was a reason to the no to little movement at our appointment this past week. I sure hope I feel more soon!
@mcmillan0529: ooh didn’t know that. That makes sense though! Before the appointment I’d only heard of placenta previa- never anterior or all the other ways it could form.
Post # 9
I was told early on that I had anterior placenta and that it would cushion the baby movements so that I’d only feel bun move at 24 w or so. But as from around 19.5 weeks I’ve felt him. At first you’re not really sure as its so soft and shuttle, but then you really recognize it. And two days ago i also felt it from the outside. I’m at 20w 4d now. I agree with previous posts that it varies so much from woman to woman as placentas can move during pregnancy, the different amount of belly fat, where bun is lying, so I wouldn’t worry. You’ll feel him/her soon enough!
If you want to try to feel your baby I’ve heard that drinking something could and sweet and then lying on your left side should help.
Post # 10
@cjfs: he likes ice cream lol! I’ve tried this. I can feel when he shifts majorly and is pressing upwards on my rib cage instead of lying sideways. i can’t feel kicks though. I can feel general movement if I stay quiet and pay attention after meals.
Post # 11
I had an anterior placenta with my first pregnancy. I barely felt him move AT ALL. Not even when I was over 30 weeks along. If I go worried about him, I had to drink a glass of juice because the sugar buzz would get him “vibrating” in there.
Post # 12
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I have anterior placenta and mine seems to be perfectly positioned to obscure as much movement as possible!- I didn’t really feel movement until 20-23 weeks. At that time it felt most often as kicks to my bladder or cervix (ouch!) or like air bubbles rising to the surface. At that time I was lucky if I felt movement once a day I only recently 27 weeks have started to be able to see the kicks on the outside. I also don’t feel the movement often… maybe 2-3 times a day. In some ways I feel like I am missing out on an important aspect of pregnancy. Then I hear from my friends who are getting painful jabs which keep them awake at night and I don’t feel so bad. 🙂
Post # 13
@Mrs. Pretzel: same here! I feel like I’m missing out on feeling my baby at all! 🙁 It makes me sad. I can tell when he’s positioned to push on my upper ribs or kick my cervix (yowch btw! ) but nothing else so far. No kicks at all. Hubby can feel/hear him moving around in there but I can’t feel a thing even when he does. 🙁 Hoping the placenta moves by the end!