I've got one, it just means the placenta is laying towards the back, rather than the front I think.. I have to have another scan at 32wks to check if it's moved - otherwise it may be covering the cervix a little... It's v. common and nothing to worry about!
Shortly after conception, the fertilised egg, released by one of your ovaries, travels down the fallopian tube and embeds into the uterine wall (the wall of your womb). The fertilised egg's cells multiply as it becomes an embryo and can implant itself anywhere in the wall of the uterus. As the cells multiply, the inner part develops into your baby, and the outer part eventually becomes the placenta.
When you have your second trimester ultrasound scan at around 19 or 20 weeks of pregnancy, the sonographer will be able to see where the placenta has developed and will comment on its position in your ultrasound notes. This is where the fertilised egg first embedded itself into the wall of your uterus.
The front wall of the uterus is called the anterior wall, the back wall is the posterior wall. The placenta may also be described as being 'fundal', which is right at the top of your uterus: in other words, the top of your bump.
Whether your placenta is in an anterior or posterior position does not make any difference to your pregnancy - although sometimes when the placenta is on the anterior wall of the uterus (the front wall), it can muffle the sound of your baby's heartbeat when the midwife listens to it through an ear trumpet, also called a Pinard's stethoscope, or a Sonicaid.
Placental position during labour may become an issue, but only if the placenta is also lying low in the uterus, and covers all or part of your cervix. This is known as placenta praevia. Otherwise, placental position makes no difference to the birth of your baby.
Yours is at the back and at the right top of your uterus, which is ideal as its nowhere near your cervix and you wont have any risk for placenta previa
i was told my placenta was at the back of the uterus. Last time i had placenta previa and it was covering most of my cervix lucky though it moved round enough for me to try a normal delivery. She told me this time they will check again at my 28 week scan i have to see where it is heading. Should be ok though fingers crossed x i think in the long term it means you can feel all your babys kicks and wiggles, were as if it was a the from it would be harder to feel baby move until further on x
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