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anterior placenta

so i have an anterior placenta. im a little dissappointed by this, dr says while i wil obviously feel movement, i wont have elbows and feets pointing out of me. i was looking foward to that part LOL.

I feel her moving occasionally, some days more than others, but it is very light. and when i do feel her, 90% of the time i feel her kicking my cervix, or atleast i think thats what she is kicking. is it possible to feel her kicking the cervix already? Also, i feel my HB round the clock now coming from my belly, my entire belly! i am assuming its the placenta im feeling? but doesnt the placenta beat with LO hb? this is the rhythm of my HB. either way, its kinda annoying! HAHA especially when i have my hand on my belly feeling for LO and that darn HB overpowers everything! is this normal?

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Totally normal to feel your own hb. I have a posterior one and I feel my hb everywhere as well.

You might be headed for some butt kicking back labour but don't let that scare you either. I had it with DD and I went natural!

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One of the twins has an anterior placenta and believe it or not that is the only one that I can feel movement from at this time! I was shocked last night when I realize that!

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Funny that you posted that about the hb thing. I was laying in bed last night and I felt like my whole chest and abdomin were pounding. It is definately my hb rhythm and like you said is really annoying especially when trying to go to sleep.

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It's totally normal to feel a strong pulse in your belly when you're pregnant... think of all the blood flow that's directed down there! I can actually see mine if I lie still and look at my belly. You will still feel plenty of movement with an anterior placenta, it will just take a little longer for the movements to start feeling really strong.

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I have anterior placenta this time (didn't with DD), and I'm feeling movement constantly, but DH has not been able to feel it yet, and I think by this point with DD he could.

I feel my hb in my abdomen pretty strongly all the time- at least that has been the case ever since being pg with DD. DH laughs because he can see my belly pulsing even when I am clearly not pg.

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now that you mention it, i can SEE my hb in my stomach and boobs as well! HAHA

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Ever since being pg with Brandon I've been more aware of my hb throughout my body, especially down where baby is. When I was pg with Brandon I used to hear my pulse in one ear and it used to drive me nuts.

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I have an anterior placenta as well. Strange thing, was I had to ask the u/s tech if I did.

I was never told about the placenta in my other two babies. I will ask my doctor next time I see her if I had an anterior one with Daniel or not. This baby feel so much gentler compare to my other two, so I'm guessing they were not anterior.

I was gonna google it so I can learn more about it. Just cause. Wink

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

I was gonna google it so I can learn more about it. Just cause. Wink

Post it if you find anything interesting. I try to stay away from googling stuff like that, just cause I have a tendency to find the stuff that says "OMG this means U have an increased risk of Hepatitis and the plague, especially if you are feeling itchy at all!!11!" And then I start to itch. :eek:

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ROFL

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so far nothing interesting. :confused:

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

I have an anterior placenta as well. Strange thing, was I had to ask the u/s tech if I did.

I had to ask as well!

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"ekcanada" wrote:

I had to ask as well!

Me too. Mine's posterior, but they didn't volunteer the information. I don't think it matters if it's anterior or posterior... I think it's only a problem if it's covering or too close to the cervix.

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I'm wondering if mine is anterior as well because I can just barely feel this baby move some days and with DS and DD I was feeling them all the time at this point.

Never had the hb thing happen to me though... maybe I just didn't notice it. I'll have to pay more attention! Wink

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i did ask the tech, however i was pretty sure i knew the anser on my own when i saw a big blob sitting there between the u/s wand and my baby LOL

i googled looking for information before i posted this thread. im a big time googler. when i ask him a question, he always says, what didnt yo google it LOL. i didnt find anything help when i googled this subject. just that it limits the movement felt and during a c-section you could lose a quart more blood due to the positioning of it. but it sounds like th hb issue is there nomatter where your placenta is. it would be nice to feel some REAL movements, besides my cervix and bladder getting kicked LOL but then, the arms cant reach anthing except placenta.

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I've been wondering if I have an anterior placenta, I was feeing good kicks with all 3 of my others by now and this baby's just seem so much softer, and a lot lower. I'll have to ask at my anatomy scan.