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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 01:16 AM   1
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Placenta placement?


So, had my doctor mention that my placenta was in a great spot, at "the top". But, being a bit of a noob with all of this, I don't quite get where it's actually sitting in there? Other then not over my cervix.

Also had someone mention that's an "anterior placenta"? But, in most cases women don't feel baby kicking if their placenta is anterior... and I can guarantee I have been feeling baby since fifteen weeks -- and even now I can lay on my back, and when he's feeling active, visually *see* him thumping around in there.

And the paranoid part of me is going; "So... baby is in a breech position. Won't he wrap the umbilical cord around his neck, with all that moving, and it being above him?"

So... is at the top anterior? or... is it like in the uterus spot between where my fallopian tubes are? ... Forgive all my questions, I'm eternally inquisitive. /Especially/ when it comes to baby.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 01:33 AM   2
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I was talking to someone about placentas and I said I wasn't sure where the placenta is supposed to be, I'm assuming its meant to be above. An anterior placenta is when its at the front which means kicks are cushioned so you dont feel movement til later. My friend has a low lying and anterior placenta, so at 22 weeks she hasn't felt baby kick, and when she does it wont be very strong kicks for a while. Low lying is when it covers the cervix and if it doesn't move up (they scan again around 32 weeks to check) then you have to have a c section at 38 weeks.

Sounds to me that top is good, so go with that!! I'm assuming thats where mine is.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 01:36 AM   3
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mines high posterior means its on the back wall my mw said back and top are best places to have a placenta just because you can feel movements etc. dont worry top is great and baby wont get tangles remember they are in water and the cord is very slippy etc x



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 01:39 AM   4
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if ur placenta is at the top it is most probably not anterior..(not sure which one is front the posterior or anterior) but when the placenta is in the front is when you dont feel baby kick as much and to me it sounds like yours is right up there not really front or back?up high is the perfect place for the placenta as if it comes near your cervix it will prevent you from having a natural birth.if it is in front it can hinder a c-section.baby's placenta is meant to be uptop..not sure why ur worried about the umbilical cord strangling them though??my baby is head down and i have a previa(placenta is right down low)and that is definatly not of a concern to me or ob??



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 02:22 AM   5
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if ur placenta is at the top it is most probably not anterior..(not sure which one is front the posterior or anterior) but when the placenta is in the front is when you dont feel baby kick as much and to me it sounds like yours is right up there not really front or back?up high is the perfect place for the placenta as if it comes near your cervix it will prevent you from having a natural birth.if it is in front it can hinder a c-section.baby's placenta is meant to be uptop..not sure why ur worried about the umbilical cord strangling them though??my baby is head down and i have a previa(placenta is right down low)and that is definatly not of a concern to me or ob??
Call it a worry of having an aunt that has a son with autism, who had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. Just the knowledge makes me a little paranoid, and this *is* my first... so I'm just a natural worry wart.

I just know baby is in breech position, and a part of me thinks of it kinda like a puppet string hanging down... and it attached to the baby's belly, so in breech position goes past his head?

Emmi26, thank you for the comfort, though, your probably right; too slippery to get wrapped around him, right now.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 02:50 AM   6
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the cord around the neck is only an issue when it comes time to deliver and if ur bub is still breech at term u will probably need a csection and im pretty sure the risk is less for cord problems in a csection as the baby is not stuck in the birth canal for a long period with the cord being tightened by contractions..
i had a 4d ultrasound and the cord was right up past his head and went over the top of it as well which you could see and was causing interference with the picture..so even with his head down and the placenta down the cord was still right around his head..nearly wrapped around..if they are worried they will keep a close eye on bub with ultrasounds and will know if he is breech when you are term and will schedule a csection..oh and my first was breach until 32 weeks and turned fully so bub has plenty of time and room to roll around still



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 03:12 AM   7
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An anterior placenta is when its at the front which means kicks are cushioned so you dont feel movement til later.
Not always true, I have an anterior placenta and have felt movements since 15 weeks, kicks from 17 weeks.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 04:21 AM   8
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I have a top anteria placenta - at the top of the uterus, at the front. Movement is cushioned but getting stronger each day as the uterus grows and the placenta moves up. I'm not too sure there is more risk of the cord being wrapped around the neck ... I was born with my cord wrapped around my neck and I have no issues



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 04:39 AM   9
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i also have a anterior placenta at the top. kicks are getting a little more stronger but i can't really feel her squirming about in there - i think she's just lazy



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 07:53 AM   10
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I have a high posterior placenta. I've been feeling movement since 15 weeks, and now at 19 weeks they are incredibly strong. I'm a smaller framed person, but her kicks shock me sometimes. And she's very active!



 
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