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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 01:17 AM   1
BrookieG
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can the placenta move??


soz im filling up the board ladies, just wanna get all my questions up before i start work!!! At about weeks 16-19 i was feeling seriously strong kicks!! They made me jump they were so strong, since before my 20 week scan im still feeling kicks but they arent nearly as strong as before, i was concerned about this but when i was looking up my BP on my notes last night i saw that i have an anterior placenta...from what ive read on here does that mean that the placenta is between my little MAN(!!!!) and my tummy n so this is why they kicks are "muffled"? But if this is the case im guessing my placenta has moved, coz ive felt movements from ery early on and like i say was feeling very strong kicks.....does this mean my placenta could move again to the back of the baby or will it stay there for the duration of the pregnancy??? Craig is getting impatient not feeling kicks n im wondering if this is why?!!

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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 01:36 AM   2
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Hi Hun

My placenta is anterior too from my 20 week scan notes and no one mentioned it (I also saw the MW while I was there) so I presume they arent concerned about it.

So I got home and looked it up on here. Yes it can move and its only if its low lying and anterior that you would probably be offered a scan later on to see if it has moved. Basically, the placenta does move as your uterus grows and by term, it has normally moved to a posterior position. Im going to ask my MW about this on my 28 week appointment just to clarify. Maybe you should do the same? Im not sure how they would know it has moved though?? But im not worried about it yet.

This would also explain why im only feeling movements in the one place and not particularly strong enough for OH to feel them...

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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 01:55 AM   3
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I think my placenta has moved... at 15 weeks it was posterior at 16 weeks posterior at 18 weeks it was at the back and the front and by tomorrow i know its gonna be anterior... not sure how it all works but can you also suddenly develop a low lying placenta? mine wasnt low lying at all 2 weeks ago... brookie, its amazing how similar we are lol. I posted the same thread a couple weeks back..



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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 02:46 AM   4
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I think the placenta will only move up as the uterus stretches but not change from posterior to anterior or the other way round. Otherwise they would probably offer routine scans for everyone in 3rd tri as a vaginal birth is not possible if placenta is too low. I have a low lying posterior placenta and have another scan booked at 30 weeks to make sure it moved up, but I don't think it is possible for the placenta to randomly move to other places. Ask your midwife ... your baby has still got lots of room in there and might be hiding behind your placenta at the moment. I got a posterior one and the strength in movement still varies, it also depends wether baby is facing your belly or back!



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 02:50 AM   5
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Mine is also anterior and I feel kicks pretty strongly, though until recently not in the middle. I've also been feeling them since around 15 weeks if not before, and this is my first.
The placenta isn't supposed to crawl around , but it can move with the uterus' growth.
I've been seeing kicks from the outside for a few weeks now, but again mainly on the sides with a few above my belly button (I have a monster-baby ). I've also heard of anterior placentas being more off to one side.
I find my OH tends to put his hand right in the middle where the placenta is, so when I moved his hand off to the side he felt kicks easily.



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 06:33 AM   6
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mine was anteria in the early scans but now its posteria on my 20 weeks scan so yes they do move and my previous baby i had a low lying one but by 30 weeks had moved up conciderably xx



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 06:42 AM   7
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As people have said. The placenta is fixed to the uterine wall which only moves with the uterus as it grows.



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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 07:46 AM   8
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Maybe your baby is just facing the placenta more now...then if it kicks the placenta you can't feel it as much?



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 10:38 AM   9
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thanks girls, that makes sense!! Ill ask my midwife about it at my 25 week appointment!!! xx



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 13:43 PM   10
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My placenta stared as low down at 20 weeks, since then it has moved up the back and its not at the top at the front so it can move



 
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