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#1 ms.teach

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Hi all,
It has been a while since I have posted here. Happy to report we are expecting a beautiful baby boy! Already looking a touch like my father and me on 3d ultrasound. However, I am 22w6d and still only feel pops and flutters, some days more, some days hardly any. It's very worrisome! Bub is measuring in the 95th%tile so a little concerned about that too. Placenta is anterior which could be contributing to the situation. Anyone else in the no kicks yet situation?

#2 ms.teach

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Oh and also first GD test came back negative.

#3 Cinda Billy

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

I am 28 weeks and also have an anterior placenta, this would be the reason your not feeling alot of movement, It limits how much you feel until baby is bigger. Im now feeling plenty of movement, I wouldnt be too concerned, however there is no point in worrying because it wont do you nay good, you can always go to the hospital and have fetal monitoring done. It will put your mind at ease biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

#4 ms.teach

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (Cinda Billy @ 16/02/2013, 03:37 PM)
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I am 28 weeks and also have an anterior placenta, this would be the reason your not feeling alot of movement, It limits how much you feel until baby is bigger. Im now feeling plenty of movement, I wouldnt be too concerned, however there is no point in worrying because it wont do you nay good, you can always go to the hospital and have fetal monitoring done. It will put your mind at ease biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif


How far along were you when you started feeling regular movements / kicks? My baby measures closer to 25 w than 23. But dates are absolute.

#5 Cinda Billy

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

My Baby is also measuring bigger but I think it would of been around 25 weeks that I felt definate kicks, before that it was more just flutters and movements I had felt, was the same with my first son too. As long as your feeling flutters I think its all ok. Even some days now I dont feel heaps of movement and was concerned about it, When I had my appointment they put me on the fetal monitoring machine and baby was perfect rolleyes.gif

#6 Bella_a1

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

When I was pregnant with DD who is a June baby I did not feel definite movements until the end of February.  I had a posterior placenta too so I would say it is because of your anterior placenta making bubs harder to feel.

#7 niggles

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

I've had both a posterior and an anterior placenta and it does feel very different. At that stage with an anterior placenta I was beginning to feel very light movements and it was a few more weeks before I noticed they were becoming stronger and more regular.



#8 Mizadele

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

I'm 23 weeks today with an anterior placenta. I get the occasional commando roll and a fair few flutters. Usually early evening, after dinner, I can stretch out and get a few belly pops, but I wouldn't call them strong kicks yet. Not a lot of feeling during the day when I'm busy, just when I lean back and relax.
I wouldn't worry atm. I think around 28 weeks is when you start tracking kicks.

#9 Magenta_

Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hi there,

I'm 21 weeks today, anterior placenta and baby was measuring in the 97th percentile at our morphology scan last week (kind of a week ahead).  Have felt the occasional tap, flutter and roll but not much. Ob advised that because DH and I are both tall this could account for the above average growth but also that it does change over time.  They also advised it could be anything from 25-28 week mark before I feel proper kicks.  

Hope you're not worrying too much.

Take care,
Magenta

#10 ms.teach

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:25 AM

Hi Magenta,
That does somewhat help. I am also on another forum where those women seem to be feeling their babies so regularly. It's to the point that if they don't feel bub every hour then a few docs have advised them to go to emergency/maternity.
I rarely feel him and sometimes question if it's him or digestion so it's making me feel so anxious. I'm thinking of staying off that forum, at least until I feel regular kicks. There's even a post about what they can eat to get baby moving. I wish!!! 23 weeks and still no clear, discernible kicks.

#11 kahm

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

Hey Ms Teach,
I'm 22 weeks and have an anterior placenta.  My bub is also measuring three weeks ahead (or at least she was at 20 weeks - something of a bruiser!)
While I am feeling some definite kicks, I don't always feel bub move and I certainly don't feel her move every hour!  She seems to sleep for longer than that between bursts of activity.
Remember, every baby is different and I really think the placenta placement makes a massive difference.  Try not to worry, perhaps you've just got a zen master on board wink.gif

#12 Nervy

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

With my DS i hardly felt him move at all! I too had an anterior placenta (low lying) and i was always worried about his moving! Although this baby is completely different and i do feel lots of movement, i also know its completely normal not to feel constant moving, and certainly not hourly. At 30 weeks with my DS i wrote in my journal that sometimes i would only feel him move once per day. I was at the hospital every other week having CTG's, in the end delivered a beautiful healthy boy who slept for 11 hours a night from 9 weeks and continues to do so at 21/2! I'm actually scared this time i will have a restless baby!

#13 Bluemakede

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

I have an anterior placenta as well. At 22 weeks I could only feel kicks if they were in one area, other than that everything was light, and I pretty much could only feel anything if I was laying down (or my lower stomach was leaning into something). The only place I could feel kicks extremely well was/is my cervix. I also didn't feel movement hourly, I could go 24 hours and feel nothing or just 1 movement.

I can feel kicks harder now (I'm in 25th week) but even then if I'm standing nothing is defined, just flutters or pop like. If I lay down and relax my abdomen they feel much more like kicks, and I can feel if the baby rolls. Or if they are pushing into an area I can feel that as well. I wasn't told till I had the 24 week antenatal to start keeping an eye on movements, and even then it was 'if less than normal' nothing about hourly (if it were I'd be living at the hospital, I can still go 2 hours and not feel anything, one day last week I felt nothing for around 6 hours, seemed baby got into a position that made it impossible for me to feel movement).

I would try to not compare to the women on that other forum, I do tend to wonder sometimes if some women sort of bodge up the amount, or the strength of the movements they are feeling when talking to others  ph34r.gif

#14 Nervy

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

absolutely Bluemakede, and PERCEPTION can vary. i was always told by my OB that what I perceive to be minimal movement, the next woman might percevie to be a lot!

#15 Cinda Billy

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

My Doctor said to try and take notice of movement at breakfast lunch and dinner, even if its a little bit, I am 28 weeks so further along, but i guess thats a good guide to keep track of bubs movements, I also think that you get so used to the feeling of the baby moving you dont notice it as much because it just becomes normal original.gif

#16 blackbird

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (Cinda Billy @ 16/02/2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am 28 weeks and also have an anterior placenta, this would be the reason your not feeling alot of movement, It limits how much you feel until baby is bigger. Im now feeling plenty of movement, I wouldnt be too concerned, however there is no point in worrying because it wont do you nay good, you can always go to the hospital and have fetal monitoring done. It will put your mind at ease biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif



With my second I had this too, when it came to pushing during labor I couldn't feel the contractions as much either, the mid wife said ok next contraction push! I said, Im not sure when they are coming!! lol and that was with no drugs! so there are benefits but it was a bit sad not getting to feel the kicks clearly, one he was much bigger I could feel more

#17 Cinda Billy

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (blackbird @ 18/02/2013, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With my second I had this too, when it came to pushing during labor I couldn't feel the contractions as much either, the mid wife said ok next contraction push! I said, Im not sure when they are coming!! lol and that was with no drugs! so there are benefits but it was a bit sad not getting to feel the kicks clearly, one he was much bigger I could feel more



Wow, thats lucky!! I had back labour as my son was prosterior, my labour didnt progress and ended up with a c-section




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