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April 8th, 2011, 09:39 AM
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So I have an anterior placenta. I know nothing about this, other than it's in front of the baby. But, my question is, can it move? Or will it stay there the entire pregnancy? The reason I ask is because in the last days and a half, I have felt the baby a LOT!!! Little thumps and flutters (Hubby can't feel it from the outside though). Yesterday, while watching TV, I felt thumps for over an hour straight!! I'm almost positive it is NOT my imagination (or gas for that matter. LOL) Do you think my placenta could have moved, or is that not possible? (Also hoping I don't sound like a dum dum here. LOL) Thanks ladies!
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April 8th, 2011, 10:00 AM
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This article implies that it can move. I would have guessed that it did not. Learned something new.
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April 8th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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The placenta stays where it is. I had one, you start feeling movement when baby gets big enough to kick "through" it....
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April 8th, 2011, 10:38 AM
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It can move but really no reason to. Unlike placenta previa, where it is on the cervix, having an anterior placenta isn't a bad thing. As the baby grows, you'll feel it more no matter where the placenta is. Mine is anterior and the only thing that it did was make finding the heartbeat early on a little tricky. Mine isn't smack dab in the center of my belly, so the kids have even felt the baby kick a couple times.
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April 8th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Hmmm . . The article Courtney found does imply it could move. Odd. Maybe the baby is just getting bigger, therefore stronger, and is able to kick "through" it?

Rebecca - How far along were you before your kids could feel the baby kick? I'm just curious. I know everyone is different, just wondering!
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April 8th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I tried to find some other stuff, but all I could find was that it may "seem" to move because your uterus gets bigger. Everything talks about placenta previa only.
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April 8th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Yeah the placenta is attached, it doesn't move. The uterus gets bigger so the placenta is in a different spot in your belly but the same spot on your uterus. Like if you drew a dot on a balloon and then blew it up. The dot appears to move even though it stays in the same spot on the balloon.... Does that make sense? The change isn't that drastic, so it can make a difference if you have a slight placenta previa problem, but it won't make your placenta go from the front to the back.... It would make it be slightly higher up....
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April 8th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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I had an anterior placenta with Erin, and after a while she was able to kick through it.

It also depends on WHERE your placenta is and WHERE your baby is kicking.
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April 8th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Ok, I think I understand better now. The kicks were coming really low. So, could be the placenta is a little above that, although still over baby, right? I think I got it now. Thanks ladies!!
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April 8th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I had an anterior placenta with both my pregnancies. I felt baby move early, so it didn't seem to effect my feeling of the baby.
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April 8th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I know nothing but did learn from this thread .
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April 8th, 2011, 04:10 PM
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I had an anterior placenta with Otis and later in my pregnancy they said it was more "anterior fundal" so it did move up higher I guess. I started feeling kicks around 17 weeks, but nothing really definitive until like 22 weeks I don't think. And it made it harder to find the HB too, because so often we could just hear the whoosh of the placenta.
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April 8th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Mine seemed to be right in the front at my first few ultrasounds. I had to have one at 12 weeks because they kept hearing the placenta but not the baby. By 17 weeks, at my anatomy scan, it was more to the front right. The kids have felt her kick but more on the left side and only recently. I feel her more down low which are actually her fists punching me although I can never tell. I thought this whole time she was kicking down there. When they get big enough, it won't matter where the placenta is. You'll be able to feel it.
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