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movement?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

This is my 2nd pregnancy, I am about 18 1/2 weeks, and I haven't really felt any fetal movement yet.  My midwife didn't seem concerned, but I'm anxious.  Anyone else this far and no movement?

post #2 of 18
No movement here, but I'm only 16 weeks (#3). I felt #1 at 17 weeks, and I did not feel #2 that early. I was worried, but it turned out I had an anterior placenta, which muffles the kicks early on. I started feeling him at 19 weeks.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by emjg View Post

This is my 2nd pregnancy, I am about 18 1/2 weeks, and I haven't really felt any fetal movement yet.  My midwife didn't seem concerned, but I'm anxious.  Anyone else this far and no movement?
I'm also 18 1/2 and if I feel anything, it could just as easily be gas. I am having so much nausea (and now heartburn) that I don't feel concerned that anything's not working right. But yes- not feeling much, if anything.
post #4 of 18

Also 16 weeks along, and also a toss up between baby and gas most days! 

post #5 of 18

Could be that you have anterior placenta this time?  Anyway, I am still not  feeling this baby really...  I'm only 15 weeks though...  I was feeling my last pretty well by now.  I'm thinking I may have an anterior placenta.  I had one with my first and didn't feel her until her movements actually pushed my belly on the outside (that was at 18 weeks, but I am also really thin).  Hang in there!

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Calladona View Post

Could be that you have anterior placenta this time?  

 

I was going to ask this too...that could very well be the reason. I also remember in my last DDC that one of the mamas barely felt her baby the entire pregnancy which was quite different from her first pregnancy...maybe just a less active baby :)

post #7 of 18

I am only 16 weeks, but with my third, and I feel pretty much nothing.  My midwife was not concerned either; She said baby looks and feels good and to give it three weeks.  Much easier said than done.

post #8 of 18
same here, 16 weeks and sometimes I think it's the baby. I haven't had any of those "oh, hello little one!" kicks yet. I'm so anxious for it. I keep telling myself to just enjoy the last few weeks (or days) of waiting for it, to bathe in glorious anticipation. some days it works, some not. I think I was about 17 weeks with my 2nd when I felt real baby kicks, so I'm chilling for a week more. I'm able to hear the baby on my fetoscope now, which I can use daily so that helps with connecting and reassurance that s/he is doing well. My scan is scheduled for the 18th, but I'm not going to find out the sex.
post #9 of 18

I had an anterior placenta with my first two and it took a while to feel much. My first, I was well past 20 weeks. My second I felt earlier but they were few and far between. Guess only when she kicked the sides did I feel her. She was pretty mellow the whole pregnancy actually! This time I have a placenta glued to the back wall of my uterus, which I know from how awkward it made the CVS procedure. It shocks me how much more I feel this baby. Either that, or she is gearing up to be a soccer champ. My point it, placenta placement plays a huge part, especially when they have so much room to move around still. 

post #10 of 18

Oh, I was closer to 15 wks when I posted last time.  When I got an ultra sound, she said that my placenta is right in front, so that is probably a big factor.  I hadn't thought of that!

post #11 of 18

Just got my first big kick at 17 weeks on the nose.  Hooray!

I have been feeling so sure that I wanted this baby to be a girl, and if it is a boy, I would feel so disappointed.  But suddenly when I felt that kick, I didn't care.
 

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Calladona View Post

Could be that you have anterior placenta this time?  Anyway, I am still not  feeling this baby really...  I'm only 15 weeks though...  I was feeling my last pretty well by now.  I'm thinking I may have an anterior placenta.  I had one with my first and didn't feel her until her movements actually pushed my belly on the outside (that was at 18 weeks, but I am also really thin).  Hang in there!

 

I've been a bit concerned myself.  My first two kids were SO active.  With DD I didn't know whta it felt like *for sure* but I was feeling kicks all the time by at least 14 weeks (didn't know it then). I knew they had been kicks all along when we went for the 18 week u/s and the tech was like, "Whoa, active baby" and yes--- those things I were feeling were matched up exactly with the kicks.

 

I felt a couple kicks around 14 weeks this time, but not nearly what I was expecting.  Sometimes if I lay on my back in the morning and am just still I feel something and this past week I've been feeling distinct things but they've been in the "wrong" place (really far out on the sides).  I asked the midwife today and she confirmed that my placenta is anterior and low so she would expect me to start feeling movement further out (sides) and when further along.

 

Just wanted to second the idea of an anterior placenta.  According to my midwife it's not *unusual* to go to 24 weeks without feeling a lot of movement with an anterior placenta.  My uterus was above my belly button today so maybe you'll start feeling something soon.

post #13 of 18

I had an anterior the first time around too, I'll have to look up when I started feeling things.  I have felt some little thumps down lower these past couple of days, so now I'm wondering if what I felt before was even the baby, because what I'm feeling now would seem more plausible.  Ah, who knows...

post #14 of 18

And now I'm getting anxious despite myself....  16 weeks tomorrow and still no GREAT movements. :(  To make matters worse, at my last appointment, my kids were being SUPER loud and we THOUGHT we caught the heartbeat in passing, but I never really caught it well and keep worrying it was placenta or something...  The next week cannot go by fast enough.  My appointment is on Thursday morning...

post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 

Update: Today I'm about 19 1/2 weeks.  I FINALLY started feeling some regular movement about 2 days ago.  It's still not enough to notice when I'm up and busy, but definitely there if I'm quiet and sitting still.  Just thought I'd give some reassurance to those of you are still not feeling anything.

:)

 

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post #16 of 18
Dd1- felt movement at 20 weeks (no idea where my placenta was
Dd2- felt movement consistently 12 weeks I did not have an anterior placenta
Dd3- felt inconsistent movement around 16 weeks- anterior placenta
Dd4- felt inconsistent movement around 16 weeks- anterior placenta.
post #17 of 18
Also second baby here and felt baby a bit past 19 weeks for the first time. We all had a nasty stomach bug and I was forced to slow down and rest and the wiggling started registering. Maybe us moms of toddlers are simply too busy to feel much lol
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by emjg View Post

Update: Today I'm about 19 1/2 weeks.  I FINALLY started feeling some regular movement about 2 days ago.  It's still not enough to notice when I'm up and busy, but definitely there if I'm quiet and sitting still.  Just thought I'd give some reassurance to those of you are still not feeling anything.
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Me too. I'll be 20 weeks on Monday and I just started feeling some movement this week, mostly when I am laying in bed in the evening and just when I wake up. Phew! wink1.gif
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