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14th Oct 2022

Molly-Mae “reassured” after learning she has anterior placenta

Sarah McKenna Barry

“I have been getting quite disheartened at how little I’ve been able to feel her move.”

Since telling her fans that she is expecting her first child, Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague has been sharing updates from her pregnancy.

Molly-Mae and her partner Tommy Fury are expecting a baby girl together, and on her Instagram story, she explained why she was “reassured” to learn that she has anterior placenta.

According to Very Well Family, anterior placenta occurs when the placenta is in front of the uterus towards the front of the body and the stomach, rather than towards the back and top of the uterus, which is the more common site. Anterior placenta doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with the mother or the pregnancy, but it may make certain prenatal tests take longer, and it may mean that it can be harder to feel the baby move.

In her Instagram story, Molly-Mae explained that she was relieved to learn she had anterior placenta, as she had some issues feeling her baby move.

“So I actually have an anterior placenta,” she wrote. “I have been getting quite disheartened at how little I’ve been able to feel her move, especially when I can feel her and Tommy can’t when he touches my belly.

“So it’s really reassuring to know it’s because my placenta is a huge sponge between me and baby that’s absorbing all her movement and preventing me from really feeling it.”

She continued: “Think it’ll be a while yet until we see her little legs kicking through or Tommy feels her but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.”

The influencer also shared a snap from her latest ultrasound.

Molly-Mae and Tommy announced that they were having a baby girl last week by sharing a video from their gender reveal.