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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 22:24 PM   1
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Placenta in front of cervix?

At my 20 week ultrasound, they found that my placenta was low lying and close to my cervix. We have another ultrasound happening at 26 weeks, and hopefully it has moved.

Guys, i don't know about you, but I have heard horror stories about c-sections. Like the mother looses too much blood, or has to be knocked out completely for it. I know with medical advancement I would be fine, I just really don't want a cesarean. I would love to have a vaginal birth, It's something I have wanted ever since I found out about my little peanut. :]

Can anyone with experience in this help? Is there hope that the placenta has moved to a safe spot for vaginal delivery?

I'm a first time mommy and I feel like such a dweeb getting this scared, but I don't know what to do.

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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 22:29 PM   2
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my second one was like that at my 20 week scan, when they did one later on after 7 months it had moved up on its own and i delivered him vaginally

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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 22:31 PM   3
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I heard that in 99% of cases the placenta moves up. They'll probably just give you a few extra u/s to check on it. =)

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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 23:21 PM   4
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There's a couple of threads in 3rd trimester that might help you feel a little better about a c-section, if that is what is going to happen....

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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 04:18 AM   5
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I've heard most times it moves if it's like that early on hun so try not to worry yourself.


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Old Jan 21st, 2012, 05:17 AM   6
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Around 90% - 95% of these move.

I had Placenta Previa with my first. It didn't move (figures I'd be the lucky minority!) I started bleeding out (from other complications) and ended up having a section under GA - basically exactly what you're afraid of. And it was FINE. Not ideal, obviously, but me and my daughter are both happy and healthy now, I had no significant issues recovering after the birth (although I did need a blood transfusion) and I've dealt with it mentally.

When they told me I was going to have to have a section I bawled for ages. This time if they decide I need a second section then I'm ok with that. It doesn't matter how this baby is born as long as they are born alive and healthy.

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