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I'm starting to wonder with this one. I'm just hitting 31 wks. I don't think I felt this one move at all until after 20 wks. I guess by 24 wks it was flipping around inside pretty regular. But dh commented he hasn't felt this one move, and when I put my little boys' hands on my belly while the baby is active - they don't feel it. I feel little twists, flips, shimmies & shakes.....And some 'blip' like kick - But no real outward moves, kicks/punches. You know the moves where a body part pushes outward & moves across the belly - never any of that. (My last baby 5 yrs ago moved violently from very early LOL!)

So in all the ranges of 'normal' - tell me about your 'calm' baby. Or does this cross the line into weak?

Also - I am not at all a 'big' person (in stature or weight) and there is not a lot of belly there this time. The opposite - up til 27 weeks I could totally hide it, and right now if I wear athletic pants/baggy shirt....its not 'obvious' to strangers that I'm pregnant. The 7wk & 27 wk sono were only 1 day apart in growth - so that seems ok.

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Anterior placenta? That seems to typically be the explanation for stories like this. It will block to some extent your ability to feel the baby's movement, and sometimes make it difficult to find the heartbeat on doppler.

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I'll have to ask about that tomorrow. I know we heard the heartbeat early and easily. At the 7 wk sono, she said the placenta was very well implanted. At the 27 week - she showed me saying "there's the placenta, it looks very well attached" I didn't ask about its exact position. But I will tomorrow!
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Anterior placenta? That seems to typically be the explanation for stories like this. It will block to some extent your ability to feel the baby's movement, and sometimes make it difficult to find the heartbeat on doppler.
thats what i was gunna sayas well... i had an anterior placenta with dd and only felt movement in the lower left of my belly and only slight pokes and prods until there was no room left and she was cramped and then i got big movement, it also felt different.... since dd is only 13 months and i am 25 weeks pg i can still remember the feeling (unlike when pg with dd as there is a 7 year difference between my oldest and middle) and the movement i have now with the placenta on the side (cant remember what they called it) is completely different!

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I have an anterior placenta for the first time this pregnancy and I'm SHOCKED by the difference in movement! I didn't feel much at all until 18 weeks or so. I'm 21 weeks now and still only feel the little blibs and tumbles. It's more apparent, but nothing like my hyper-active-in-utero DS, whom I felt move all the time from very early on. But, that said, my DC moved very differently in-utero. DD was much more chill, I didn't feel the big tumbles until things were very tight in there for her. DS just moved all the time! It really was a big difference, and now with the anterior placenta it's even more different. Some of it is just "different baby" but I would ask about the anterior placenta!

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My first son spent a week facing my back - I couldn't feel his kicks then.
Though my placenta was anterior this pregnancy - I could still feel movements...but one noticable difference is, I could also feel them in my back! - I couldn't with DS as thats where my placenta was! lol

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My little guy gives me regular movements, but he really does have quiet days and active days. Some days I have tons of kicks and turns, others, just a few little bops here and there. It seems to depend somewhat on my activity level. Also, I've got an anterior placenta.
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My dd didn't move much at all. I remember laying in bed for hours (she was my first so I had the luxury) waiting and praying I'd feel her. She always came through in the end, but all and all she was very quiet in the womb. And you know what? She is exactly the same now that she's out. She was a very mellow, calm baby and now as a toddler she is more interested in mental stimulation than physical. Even her birth reflected her fetal disposition. I was in labor for 27 hours and she just slowly took her time coming out. It's kind of funny looking back on it all now. I wouldn't worry too much .

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I never felt kicks with DD. I felt tons of rolling movement, but nothing like a kick. I think it's just how some babies move.
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With my 1st, anterior placenta, I didn't feel the really powerful pushing, moving across belly, movements you cansee etc, until 36-38ish weeks

this time I also have an ant. placenta and I'm 20.5 wks and have only bee feeling real kicks (inside not outside) for about a week and still not unless I'm relAxing

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Well, I had no idea - but you guys were right : ) The doc looked at the notes from the us and I DO have anterior placenta. All the movement is felt fairly low...and it's getting more & more so that movements feel straight down into my cervix - ouch!
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Another factor that can have a really big affect on what you feel is your fluid levels.

With both my DD and this pregnancy I have anterior placentas, but with DD I had low fluid levels (from at least 18w U/S on) and the difference between her and this pregnancy are night and day.

Even with the anterior placenta this little guy is like a kick-boxer compared to my DD.

I mentioned this to by midwife/OB team and they said they hear this from all of their multiparas who had a pregnancy w/ low fluids - apparently it is less common than anterior placenta but has an even bigger effect on what you feel.

(BTW - no ill effects from the low fluid levels, it was just how that pregnancy was).

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I never felt kicks with DD. I felt tons of rolling movement, but nothing like a kick. I think it's just how some babies move.
My daughter was like this. I rarely felt a kick, just lots of rolling.

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With my first, the placenta was anterior and my OB told me it was like kicking through layers of blankets as opposed to just a sheet. It really buffers the movements. I remember being at the 20-week ultrasound, seeing movements on the screen but not feeling anything at all. Later I would feel the low-down kicks, and then feet poking out the sides, but not much at all the middle even near the end, unless it was a huge roll or something.
This pregnancy, the placenta is against the back of my uterus and it is a huge difference. I like feeling the movements this time, but I didn't really mind the tameness last time either.

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my first pregnacy was like this, my baby hardly moved. his cord was in a true knot. and the cord only had 2 vessel from the knot to babe. he used all his energy for growing.
he is a healthy happy almost sixteen year old!! and had no lasting effects from it.

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I had meant to ask about fluid level from the sono...but forgot. I really can't drink hardly anything - its wierd. Doc was asking me so much about the chickens (a flock just came in & she wants to bring her kids over) and busy talking about her house moving fiasco after the explosion in her neighborhood the other week.....I actually had to stop her from talking after awhile with 'I do have some issues with this baby I need to ask you about' We talked about the anterier placenta & I asked if there were any other notes of significance from the sono....forgot to ask what fluid level was like & if cervix is shortened. Then we mostly talked of how we would do things if we came to the hosp....or if we would still stay home....how we could have a certain FP doc in on things & on standby - ready to take on care of baby in hosp if med attention was needed. At least she can see clearly where I stand on things, and truely agreed with the issues I have on how I DON"T want things handled in a case where the baby needs resus or whatnot.

She is SOOO in the 'You're fine! Baby's fine!' catagory and 'wish I could tell you how things will go....just pray about it'....The only thing that concerned her was a weird heart arythmia I get when I eat - but after having it for the past 2 months, it hasn't happened in the past 5 days - oh well.
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my DD (only pregnancy so far!) was frank breech. when they pulled her out, her legs were COMPLETELY extended up to her ears. the midwife made it seem like she couldn't have moved even if she wanted to. i have no doubt that is effected her ability to kick!

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