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    Default Anterior Placenta

    I'm 18 weeks pregnant and at my last scan I was told I had an anterior placenta... this is my 3rd pregnancy and was expecting to feel the baby moving fairly early, however I still only feel small movements every now and then... i'm assuming this is because of where the placenta is... Who else has had an anterior placenta and when did you start feeling proper movements? Did it mean your labour and birth was different? I've heard that it could mean the baby faces the wrong way etc... Does it affect anything else?

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    This is my second pregnancy and I'm 19+3. Have had an anterior placenta both times. Can't remember last time but this time, first movement was about a week ago but only becoming a daily/multiple times a day thing in the past couple of days.

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    Can't comment on the birth or positioning as this is my first but I have an anterior placenta and feel first flutters at about 17 weeks.

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    I had my morphology scan about 19 weeks. Prior to that I had once or twice felt very light butterflies which I thought I was imagining.

    After finding out I had an anterior placenta was told it was likely it was movements. But was a week or so later I finally felt good strong movement. I can't compare to a previous pregnancy though.

    As for the birth part, I presented at hospital 4cms dialated with a posterior bub (his back on my back) whom never turned the other way.

    But whether that has anything to do with the placenta or not I'm not sure. I did spend alot of time laying down towards the end of my pregnancy due to pain so that probably didn't help to get him turned (not that I knew prior to labour that he was posterior).

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    I had an anterior placenta and I didn't feel kicks until almost 20 weeks. I was told its because the placenta is in the way and cushions the movement he was a bit premmie everything else went as normal. I was told it's not a problem unless it is low down and covering the cervix

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    Yes and 29 weeks. Bub was breech so had a csec (anterior placenta made an ECV more risky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Yes and 29 weeks. Bub was breech so had a csec (anterior placenta made an ECV more risky)
    What's an ECV?

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    I had a anterior placenta with my 3rd. Didn't feel much movement until after 24weeks. My placenta ended up moving prior to delivery but that didn't matter for me because I was having a c/s anyway.

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    I currently have anterior placenta, didn't feel good movement until 24w, and even then it was minimal. From about 28w it has been full on! Good luck :-)

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    Ive had 2 posterior and 1 anterior. Movements were around 18 weeks with my anterior bub but they were never quite as hard as with the other 2.

    Cant comment on the labour, mine was 32 hours long with my anterior bub but I also had a whole host of complications caused by an abruption.

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