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    Default Anterior placenta and movement

    Ok, so having a little bit of jealousy in my DIG from all the ladies starting to feel movement. I'm 16 weeks with my second and I have an anterior placenta. I've bled through most of this pregnancy and it's been very stressful, particularly after a mc last year.

    To the ladies who have had an anterior placenta, when can I expect to feel movement please? Am I likely to feel less movement throughout the pregnancy or just in the beginning? It seems very cruel that I have an AP when the pregnancy has been so stressful so far!

    Edit: only mentioning this because it looks like it's relevant but I'm thin.
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    Unfortunately yes you will feel less but you should start feeling movement soon depending on how heavy you were to begin with (I was already 20kg overweight so didn't feel anything till after 20 weeks). I highly recommend buying a Doppler. The peace of mind it gives is priceless.

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    Also, they'll be jealous of you when they're being kicked so hard it hurts and you're getting nice, gentle nudges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple iPhart6 View Post
    Unfortunately yes you will feel less but you should start feeling movement soon depending on how heavy you were to begin with (I was already 20kg overweight so didn't feel anything till after 20 weeks). I highly recommend buying a Doppler. The peace of mind it gives is priceless.
    Ah you had a Doppler! I was told the AP will make that pretty much useless as well. Was the hb hard to find? If I could use that I'd feel a little better.

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    Ah you had a Doppler! I was told the AP will make that pretty much useless as well. Was the hb hard to find? If I could use that I'd feel a little better.
    It was hard to find and I didn't get good at finding it till later but you'll be able to at the very least hear the placenta and I assured myself that if the placenta was pulsing that meant there should definitely be a heartbeat.

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    I felt movement very early with my first two pregnancies, but very little until around 20 weeks with my third baby due to an anterior placenta. After around 20 weeks the movements were the same as my previous pregnancies. I also had bleeding in the second trimester, so it wasn't a fun time! I hope the time passes for you quickly!

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    I didn't feel very strong movements or kicks throughout due to an anterior placenta too. Maybe next time my placenta will be better behaved.

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    I have an anterior placenta, retroverted uterus (and bub seems to love hanging out at the back..) and I'm overweight. This is also my first pregnancy.
    I bought a Doppler for peace of at 16 weeks and found the heartbeat without issue, and have only had one day bub wasn't cooperating (again hanging at the back most likely).
    I started feeling what I would call muscle twitches at around 18 weeks when I was laying on my side, and now that I'm 20 weeks it's consistent movement that I can feel. DH even had his first feel this morning - very very light but he felt it.
    I expected to not feel bub until much later - and wasn't going to worry u less it got to 26 weeks and still nothing.
    So yep don't give up hope - it really can happen anytime! I would highly recommend a Doppler though, it really keep my mind at ease between the NT scan and my morph scan, and since feeling regular movement I've used it less.
    All the best 😊

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    I had an anterior placenta, and am thin. I didn't feel my first movement until I was 20 weeks. I never got woken in the night by kicks or had any uncomfortable kicks. It was great!
    I also had spotting through my pregnancy - at 14 weeks and then again from 28-35 weeks.

    ETA: I hope you feel movement soon. I can imagine how stressful it must be paired with the spotting.
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