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Old 01-18-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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Placenta Question

I recently got the results of my u/s and all is well but I was told that my placenta is up front. I have been feeling the baby since about 15 weeks but now that I am 22 or so the movements are more defined and frequent but very weird compared to when I carried ds. Basically it feels like all the movement is near the bottom and back...close to my pubic area or close to my bladder and bowel (if I have to even remotely go to the bathroom and the baby kicks/moves it is uncomfortable). I am assuming that this is because of the placenta.
Anyone know anything about placenta location? Thanks.

 
Old 01-18-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: Placenta Question

hi jordyn
my placenta is at the front too. i t depends on the position of the baby as to where you feel the kicks when he was breech a few weeks ago i could feel his feet kicking down towards my butt and pelvis. now he is head down i feel them everywhere else i wish i could see which part of him was doing what to me. I don't think it matters where our placentas are as long as they don't cover the cervix, mine started offf at the back and moved to the front as my uterus has expanded. hope this helps and also that you are well

 
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: Placenta Question

"Basically it feels like all the movement is near the bottom and back...close to my pubic area or close to my bladder and bowel (if I have to even remotely go to the bathroom and the baby kicks/moves it is uncomfortable). "

I also have an anterior placenta and am 22 weeks. This is EXACTLY what I am feeling. Which makes me think that it is all perfect and makes sense. I also felt much different with my DS who had a posterior placenta.

 
Old 01-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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Re: Placenta Question

mine is low-lying so i have to go to have a follow-up u/s at 28wks (4wks from now). i was concerned but felt better after i talked to my obgyn.
like the last postee said, as long as it does not cover the exit to the womb we should be fine. it should move as the uterus stretches.
even though my placenta is not in the front i still feel baby moving alot on the bottem, all the time.
take care,
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #5
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Re: Placenta Question

Thanks for letting me know that I am not a freak!!! I was wondering why it was all so different...nothing like not truly enjoying a lot of those first movements!!!
I wonder how long it will take for it to 'feel' better.
Also walnut, are you noticing that you can't feel anything from the outside (stomach). With ds I really don't remember at all when I started to feel him externally....I think it was about now...maybe closer to 24 weeks. I feel bad for dh as he wants to feel it too.

 
Old 01-20-2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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Re: Placenta Question

Just had another question about placenta and wondered if anyone knows the answer.
What is normal position and does having it in any position (other than covering or partially covering the uterus) cause problems with carrying or labour? Does it move at all?

 
Old 01-20-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
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Re: Placenta Question

Jordyn,

I am now starting my 23rd week. The movements are still very "deep" and my husband and I were JUST talking about how they movements are not to a point where he or anyone else could feel them. But they have increased so much since two weeks ago that I'm sure that we will feel them in a few more weeks. Also, the placenta will probably continue to move up but will definitely not move back. A high, posteriorly placed placenta is the more typical presentation but my OB said that other than muffled sensation of movements an "anterior" placenta shouldn't present any problems. Previa is the one to worry about (placenta covering the cervix) which it sounds like you and I don't have. At this point your placenta would not move down. It would either stay similar to where it is or move up. Question for you--is your belly not as "hard" as last time. Mine still feels relatively soft and again I'm wondering if this is because the placenta is up against it and not the baby. Could also be relaxed muscle/fat from baby #1. I'm curious though.

 
Old 01-21-2006, 07:54 AM   #8
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My belly feels harder in some areas than last time but that has only been in the last 2 weeks or so. Before that it seemed really soft...I am also very overweight and have a large high stomach so I have lots of 'squish' area anyway!!!
I am really noticing a lot of stretching pain in my belly button area this time that I didn't notice last time too.
Glad to know the placenta won't be a problem although it will be interesting to see if I have more discomfort higher up this time or not.

 
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