(Closed) Anterior placenta- when did you feel movement?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
231 posts
Helper bee

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
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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 # 9
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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 # 11
39 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

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
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

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. 🙂

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