Anyone else been told they have an anterior placenta?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
7813 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I have one! They told me it was anterior at my 10-week dating scan and then confirmed again at my 20-week anatomy scan. I started feeling flutters really early at like 13 weeks, but it wasn’t until 21-22 weeks that they were big enough movements to feel on the outside. Dh finally felt baby move for the first time a couple days ago ❤️. I know some people with non anterior placentas (can’t remember the term) who were feeling movement on the outside a lot sooner than that, so it does seem the anterior placenta muffles a lot. 

Post # 4
9214 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I did, and didn’t feel distinctive kicks until 24w. But the very day I did was the day that dh felt him for the first time too. Before that, it was just a lot of butterflies and fishes 😝

Post # 5
1555 posts
Bumble bee

I do! It’s my second, so I felt flutters from 13 weeks. Strong movements from maybe 16 weeks? I honestly haven’t noticed much of a difference with movements between this baby and my first. It might take a little longer, but I promise you’ll eventually get those big uncomfortable movements!!

Post # 7
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

candy08 :  hi bee, I have an anterior placenta too and was told that I may not feel anything until 24-26 weeks. I think I felt flutters at 22 weeks and it progressed from there. My movements are a bit muffled, like I just had a 32 week scan and my little man was super active, but I couldn’t feel it. My partner has only felt bub a couple of times and even then he hasn’t been certain. Having said that, there are periods each day where I can totally feel him and sometimes see him moving under my skin. It will happen! To be honest, sometimes I’m grateful that some of his movements are cushioned. It’s hard enough to get comfy as it is! 

Post # 8
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Nobody told me I had one until maybe a week before I had my daughter when I was having a movement check because I hadnt felt the usual amount of movement lol. Military doctors sometimes… I had suspected though because I didnt feel anything really until sometime after 20 weeks. Probably closer to 25 . But because I had read it’s really not an issue I didnt worry about it. 🙂

Post # 9
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had one with baby 1. I felt movement at 21w.

Post # 10
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had an anterior with my son and I didnt really feel him until 30 weeks and it was minimal. I wish I could have felt him more. I delivered at 32 weeks anyways so I didn’t get that special feeling of having them kick.

Post # 11
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had anterior placenta! Started feeling kicks around 24 weeks. Got over it real fast, haha! 

Post # 12
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

candy08 :  I have one! It was low anterior at my 12 week scan and high anterior at my 22 week scan. I thought I might notice fewer movements but that *definitely* hasn’t been the case. I felt the first proper kick at 17 weeks and by 20 weeks he was kicking pretty much constantly. My husband first felt the kicks from the outside about 18 weeks. I’m now 28 weeks and you can see my belly move all the time from kicks – super creepy!

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