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Dd's placenta was anterior. We had no problems with positioning or labor. This baby's placenta is also anterior. The baby's been ROA instead of LOA, but no other oddities of positioning. I did feel movement a little later than expected with this one, and it was later in both pregnancies before I felt consistent, day-to-day movement.
The main problem I've had? It's harder to find the hb with just a fetascope. We really wanted to avoid all Doppler use, but at 28 weeks, the midwife felt that she would be more comfortable if she could get enough of a hb to get a rate on it, and the only way to do that at that point was with the Doppler. She had heard it briefly at 20 weeks, and not at all at 24. We still couldn't pick it up at 32 weeks with the fetascope! Last three appointments (34, 36, 37), we've gotten it nicely, but obviously that's quite late in the game!
Re: placenta near the cervix, with dd, we had an u/s at 18 weeks, and it was 'close' to the cervix. They had us do a follow-up (this was a hospital birth with CNMs, not the homebirth midwife we have this time) at 36 weeks and it was far, far away from the cervix. This time, no u/s, but no problems either.
Kash, homeschooling mommy to Gillian (8/5/00) and Jacob (3/23/05)
and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)