I'm just looking for other women's experiences here! With DS1 I had a posterior placenta. This time I have an anterior placenta. The baby is head down and has been that way since 20 weeks. He is also completely posterior. I had another ultrasound at 24 weeks just because they couldn't visualize the heart at my regular anatomy scan. He's still posterior and head down.
As far as I can tell he has never flipped to be facing my spine. With DS1 I could feel his back and butt very prominently from 20 weeks on. I have a nice soft belly this time, you can't see or palpate any baby parts.
I have been reading (Stupid Dr. Google!!!) that since babies face the placenta having an anterior placenta generally means your baby is less likely to rotate normally during labor giving you an increased change of delivering a sunny side up baby or the baby getting stuck while trying to pass under the pubic bone because of being face up and causing terrible back labor.
I plan to talk to my midwife about it next week, but I'm sure some of you have been through this before!! With DS1 I had a 12 hour labor with 3 hours of pushing. After 11 hours the pain was so bad and completely lost control mentally. I got an epidural for the last hour or labor lol. I really think I could make it naturally this time, but I'm worried. A normal birth is very overwhelming, I'm pretty nervous thinking about pushing out a face up baby with back labor!
I guess my question is, if you had an anterior placenta did you end up delivering a posterior baby??
ETA: I don't know if this matters... DS1's head circumference was over the 100th percentile at birth. At my 24 week ultrasound this baby's head was measuring 26 weeks. DH shoulda told me big heads run in his family before I married him!!! lol