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This is why I haven't really felt any movement! I found out at the ultrasound today that the placenta is attached directly to the front of my stomach. I've felt movement once far off to the side. The nurse said that's the only place I'll probably feel it until about 22-24 weeks because of the extra padding. At least I know why and I won't be so concerned about not feeling anything.
You ladies who haven't felt the baby move yet, this could be why!
I bet you are relieved to find that out. They never told me where my placenta was but I was thinking for a while that maybe it was out front too since I wasn't feeling much obvious movement. But then yesterday at my appointment I started to feel more obvious movements. Glad that there is a reason though.
The u/s tech didn't exactly say that's where mine is but judging by where she was when we saw on the screen I would say that mine is in front too and that is why I haven't felt much movement either. Because when we saw baby girl on the screen she was wiggling and dancing around in there and yet I was not feeling a thing.
Good to keep in mind. I know there are lots of ladies who are really concerned about not feeling movement yet, but I just want to remind everyone that, especially for first time moms, it isn't uncommon or abnormal to not feel anything even at 18wks. I know there are lots of moms here reporting early movement, but please don't let it alarm you.
Thank you Sara (misfitinmn) for my gorgeous siggy!