when did you start feeling kicks? I am 21 weeks and still nothing. 😟

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Like others who said I bet you have an anterior placenta. That’s what I have. I didn’t start feeling “things” until 24 weeks. I am 30 weeks now and am finally starting to feel more movement.


yes I have anterior placenta

I am almost 19 weeks and my doctor said any day now but still nada.

I have an anterior placenta and so many of my kicks have been very subtle since they are basically cushioned. I’ve ended up coming in twice (once to L&D on a weekend, once to my doc) because I was concerned about a lack of movement. Both times, they strap on the monitor and say “wow! that was a big kick” every time baby moves, while meanwhile I could maybe feel 30-40% of them. I was even worried this weekend and almost called the doc, and I’m 38+3 and baby has a scheduled c-section soon (she’s breech). I don’t think I started feeling consistent movement daily until ~23-24 weeks or so.

thanks for this. I have anterior placenta too...

When do they tell you the placenta location? In my records I am seeing lateral right? Is that a position? I go back in a couple weeks

I didn’t know until 20 weeks which was my anatomy scan.


FTM at 16 weeks BUT my placenta is in the back and I was underweight/short to begin with. Have a few friends who had placentas in the front and weren’t feeling anything until 22-25 weeks.

In the early stages the best position for me to feel my kicks were lying still on my back with my hands on my stomach

thank you

If this makes you feel better, I'm 21 with twins and feel only very subtle flutters once in awhile. Doc said it's normal :)

But still also over here like, how is everyone feeling them so early? The anticipation is real!

Difficult to describe, just feels like something in your stomach is "fluttering", like a tiny fish rolling around in there or even the most subtle, is that a gas bubble feeling

First time moms also might miss the subtle early kicks, probably around 25,26 you can no doubtably recognize baby's movement and feel them more regularly, second trimester is hard, you're not as sick but you don't feel baby so much either so you can get really nervous because you don't FEEL pregnant, but once you feel it, you'll know after that. Try being still after eating or drinking and kind of meditate you might notice. I'm 36 weeks and most of the time if I am too distracted during the day even I can miss it unless it's a big one. I've had an anterior placenta in every pregnancy. Also different babies have different active times, your baby may prefer evenings or mornings and that's when you'll notice they are active the most.

Yeah most important thing to remember is they do sleep in there too, so sometimes a few hours can go by with no action and that's normal, they make up for it when they are awake. So try at different times of the day.

I think around 24 weeks the first time, 20 weeks during this pregnancy. Anterior placenta both times. There is a really wide range of normal for this, could be “any day” or could be another month!

Every baby is so different! Don’t worry Mama ❤️

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