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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 16:14 PM   1
Johnsa37
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Low lying placenta


Hello ladies! Had my anatomy scan today - we have a healthy boy on the way, which is awesome news! The OB did have one concern, which was that the tip of my placenta was only 1cm away from my cervix. She called it a "low lying placenta" and said that they would keep an eye on it at the next scan. I haven't had any bleeding or other symptoms.

Has anyone had experience with low lying placenta around 20 weeks resolving itself later in pregnancy?

I would just like to hear others experience!



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 22:11 PM   2
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I did with DS3. I had another ultrasound at 26 and 32 weeks to determine if I could deliver vaginally safely. It moved right out of the way by week 32.



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 22:28 PM   3
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I had complete placenta previa at 19 weeks and was on 'pelvic rest' aka no lovins and light activity until week 27 when they checked it again and it had moved completely away. Never had any bleeding or problems thankfully.



 
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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 22:34 PM   4
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Not uncommon and quite often as your uterus grows, it moves out of the way. My sisters wasn't clear until around 34 weeks I think.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 01:04 AM   5
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It's really normal. It's a good sign that it's close but not touching. About 90% of those resolve themselves by the end of pregnancy. Mine was low lying but nice and high by 36 weeks and I had a lovely natural birth a few days after my scan.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 01:08 AM   6
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I am in the same boat. At my 20 week scan the placenta was basically touching the cervix. I now have a long wait until 35 weeks when I have another scan to see if it's moved. I hope so as I really want another homebirth!



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 07:03 AM   7
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I had this with my DD. I was checked at around 32 weeks and the placenta was nowhere near the position it was at 20 weeks. More often than not, as your belly grows, you're placenta will move.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 09:06 AM   8
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Thanks ladies! I'm glad to hear that it had moved for all of you! I have another scan at 28 weeks to check progress. I don't want to be put on any type of "rest" eekkkk



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 21:39 PM   9
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Not me personally, but my best friend who was pregnant at the same time as me had a low lying placenta. In her case it did move up and she was able avoid c-section and have a vaginal delivery.



 
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