I'm not liking this anterior placenta!!

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jac81's picture
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I'm not liking this anterior placenta!!

I was feeling the baby move so much and even felt some kicks until this stupid placenta decided to move away from my cervix (which is a good thing), but why did it have to move to an anterior position??? Sad I thought for sure with the traveling this past week and all of the excitement that I would at least feel a little flutter or kick. I have felt absolutely NOTHING and if I didn't have my doppler, I would be freaking out!! I was quietly freaking out on the trip since I didn't have the doppler with me, but I checked on the baby as soon as we got home and she's fine. So no movement must all be from the position of my placenta. I'm so bummed!!! Sad I miss feeling her move, flip, and kick. Has anyone else had an anterior placenta? If so, when did you finally start feeling movement or in my case feel movement again? I know someone had commented on one of my threads about feeling the baby move early even with an aterior placenta, but that is not the case for me at all.

kittenchan's picture
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I have an anterior placenta now with this one. I feel it move sometimes, but not super frequently. I would hope you'd start feeling her move again pretty soon. My doctor told me that anterior placentas will often move to being posterior as your uterus gets bigger.. I've got my fingers crossed for you!

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I have an anterior placenta also. This being my first pregnancy, lord only knows when I'll finally feel some movement. Pretty frustrating! When I got home from vacation I rushed to my doppler too. Smile

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"jac81" wrote:

I know someone had commented on one of my threads about feeling the baby move early even with an aterior placenta, but that is not the case for me at all.

I think that was me :). This is actually my only pregnancy where the placenta is posterior.

I'm sorry you're not feeling much! I looked it up and DH could feel DD kick right around 20 weeks so I bet you'll start getting good kicks soon! She was head down and occiput posterior the whole time so I got good strong kicks between my belly button and rib cage that shook my whole belly. They say girls are more active than boys, so I bet it will be soon for you :).

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I have no experience to share but I am hoping that any day now you start to feel her strong kicks again.

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This is my first pregnancy that I've had an anterior placenta and I definately notice a difference. I'm not feeling ANY kicks on the front and my doctor really struggles to find the heartbeat with doppler (now we know why!) With the last ultrasound I had it was really hard to get good pictures as the tech says the probe doesn't do well through anterior placentas. Apparently with an anterior placenta it increases your chances of having a posterior baby... great! So not only do I miss out on the joys of kicks but I might have a super difficult birth getting this baby out! Fingers crossed it moves AND baby stays anterior!! :):)

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So I got one strong kick today during lunch, but that's it. It actually made me jump and my co-workers looked at me funny. LOL! I guess she was just letting me know she's still there or that she was telling me that she doesn't like the spicy food I was eating. Smile Hopefully that is a sign that maybe I will start feeling her more often soon.

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"CanadianaSally" wrote:

This is my first pregnancy that I've had an anterior placenta and I definately notice a difference. I'm not feeling ANY kicks on the front and my doctor really struggles to find the heartbeat with doppler (now we know why!) With the last ultrasound I had it was really hard to get good pictures as the tech says the probe doesn't do well through anterior placentas. Apparently with an anterior placenta it increases your chances of having a posterior baby... great! So not only do I miss out on the joys of kicks but I might have a super difficult birth getting this baby out! Fingers crossed it moves AND baby stays anterior!! :):)

I had positioning problems with both of my kids, and as I mentioned they both had posterior placentas. DS was breech and usually posterior and DD was vertex and posterior. I'm hoping with this anterior placenta my LO will be anterior too! Maybe I'll get a quick and easy VBA2C!