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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 16:10 PM   1
MEPride
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How can you tell if your lo is anterior or posterior?


I have an anterior placenta so sometimes I can only tell she is head down based on the location of her hiccups. But sometimes I wonder if the lack of movement I feel is due to placenta location or due being anterior vs posterior.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 17:16 PM   2
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I'm not sure about the placenta location but firstly I'd just say if you're having reduced movements, get it checked out.

My baby was lying posterior and I knew something wasn't right because I was in a lot of back and pelvis pain that just began overnight. I also felt my tummy and it felt squishy, like jelly. I couldn't feel his hard back anymore. I also felt strong kicks under my ribs. They were at the front and jabs that would make me gasp. I would also feel fluttery movements lower down at the front of my pelvis.

I spent a few weeks on my hands and knees, leaning on a birthing ball etc and I woke up one morning and I wasn't in pain in my back and pelvis anymore. I could feel his hard back along the front and his movements were less like jabs and more like ripples.

There are some great YouTube videos to turn babies and also spinningbabies.com is a great website.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 20:41 PM   3
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I'm not sure about the placenta location but firstly I'd just say if you're having reduced movements, get it checked out.

My baby was lying posterior and I knew something wasn't right because I was in a lot of back and pelvis pain that just began overnight. I also felt my tummy and it felt squishy, like jelly. I couldn't feel his hard back anymore. I also felt strong kicks under my ribs. They were at the front and jabs that would make me gasp. I would also feel fluttery movements lower down at the front of my pelvis.

I spent a few weeks on my hands and knees, leaning on a birthing ball etc and I woke up one morning and I wasn't in pain in my back and pelvis anymore. I could feel his hard back along the front and his movements were less like jabs and more like ripples.

There are some great YouTube videos to turn babies and also spinningbabies.com is a great website.
Thanks. I've been doing Spinning babies, prenatal yoga, and seeing a chiropractor. My LO was breech for a long time until a little over a week ago.

I don't have any back or pelvic pain and the reduced movement doesn't concern me much because she has a pattern of hiding out every couple days. Movement always picks up when I rest or get something sugary in my system... just can't feel it as strongly because of the anterior placenta. Sometimes I can't feel it at all but can visibly see my belly move.

Sometimes I feel like she is just hanging out down there in a posterior position but I really have no clue! Lol



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 15:09 PM   4
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I have an anterior placenta too and have had several episodes of reduced movements which I myself put down to the anterior placenta but I've always went in and had baby checked out just to be safe. The doctor said to me yesterday that it's quite often the case with anterior placentas that they can position behind them and dull down their movements but try don't like to say that to women incase it puts them off getting checked out. There was a postbon here recently where one lady said she'd had anterior in one pregnancy and posterior in another and she said the difference in the movements she felt was huge.xxx



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 06:53 AM   5
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I have an anterior placenta too and been try to do belly mapping but it's really hard. I honestly can't tell if baby's anterior or posterior so I'm just going to ask the midwife at the next visit and hope she can tell!



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 10:50 AM   6
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My little girl is right occicup prosterier , I'm 34 weeks ! I feel all her Movements on my left hand side and my back aches becuase she is back to back ! I can feel her little bum bulge just on my right hand side try the belly mapping on spinning babies it will give you all you need to know xxx

With my last pregnancy I had an anterior placenta and couldn't really feel my little girl very much ! So that could be it also but this time I have one hyper baby had the midwife today and was told she's ROP x



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 18:28 PM   7
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They usually let you know at your OB...



 
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