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Old 03-22-2011, 02:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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If you do, I'd love to hear more from you on when you felt kicks (or any other issues that came up)! 

 

I was starting to get worried because with my DD, I felt distinct kicks right at 16 weeks...and 16 weeks just came and went for me and I've still felt nothing that was obviously a kick! I called my midwife and asked if the placenta was anterior (as shown on my 12 week nuchal scan) and sure enough, it is. So I feel better now...I guess (for many women) an anterior placenta cushions any kicks in the lower abdominal area and as a result, it's much harder to feel them. 

 

Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this (or has in the past)...

 

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DDCC. I found out a week ago that I have an anterior placenta. This is my first and I felt distinct kicks for the first time between 17 and 18 weeks. Before that I thought I might feel movement but it wasn't definite. After I started feeling it, it wasn't completely consistent for a few more weeks - some days I might feel almost no movements. It made sense when I saw that the placenta is anterior because I always feel the kicks either lower or higher or to the side, never right in the middle of my belly. And it's almost always kicks rather than rolling.


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Yep, I have an anterior placenta. I'm only 14 weeks but its my 3rd baby so I do feel kicks occasionally. Mostly when I'm lieing in bed very still. I didn't even know until yesterday when the OB was having a hard time finding the heart beat and she said, "Darn anterior placenta!" but she didn't say it was an issue for anything but allowing baby to be stubborn and hide. I haven't had a level 2 ultrasound yet so I havent gotten too much info. I would think once the baby is big enough we should be able to feel tons of movement. If you know anything else about it let me know!


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I did with both of mine, and yes, I felt movement much later. I think around 20-21 weeks with my first and around 17-18 weeks with my second. And, it was a few weeks after that when others could feel kicks on the outside. I felt a lot more inside movements, like the baby rolling and such, than I did kicks for a good, long while.


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Thanks, all! I'm trying not to worry about not feeling much...it's so hard tho! And it's a bummer to read everyone talking about all of the kicks they're feeling when there is so little movement for me yet. Sigh. :) So it goes. 


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I did with both of mine, and yes, I felt movement much later. I think around 20-21 weeks with my first and around 17-18 weeks with my second. And, it was a few weeks after that when others could feel kicks on the outside. I felt a lot more inside movements, like the baby rolling and such, than I did kicks for a good, long while.


DDCC to say: ditto this, right down to the number of weeks!


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What your first an active baby in utero?  Holy cow, mine was.  I think the idea of kick counts were silly- he was constantly reminding me he was there!

 

With dd, she was VERY quiet in utero add to that an anterior placenta, and there where times I was actually scared because she was so quiet!  I did TONS of kick counts, just to reassure my mind! 

 

The biggest differences I noticed that were related to the placental position was what another person stated- that sometimes it was harder for the dr to find the heartbeat at my appts, and she liked to hide behind it during my ultrasound too.  Kicks, punches, and rolls were far fewer and inbetween w/ dd's pregnacny, and it's probably due to a combination of the placenta and her disposition- she turned out to be a very quiet baby, too! 

 

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