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Old 08-23-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
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Question Low Lying Placenta??

I went to my doctor yesterday and he told me my placenta is low...What the heck does this mean??? Has anyone else had to go through this as well?

 
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

well first of all... how far along are you... i too had a low lieing placenta, but by my 17 week ultrasound it had moved to its normal high spot as my uterus grew... its nothing to really worry about if your not far along in your pregnancy... but come week 20+ if it is still low your baby will not be able to be born naturally since the placenta will be blocking the exit hole... you would have to have a c section
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

Hi. Yes, i had this with my first baby. I think i was about 5-6 months pregnant. It's when your placenta is lower than it should be. This can cause some bleeding for you. But your dr. will moniter it. It usually fixes itself and goes back where it should be . Mine did in this case. My dr. drew a pic of what it looks like and i didn't really understand. I know that the worst that could happen was having to have a c-section. That's all ! Hope this helps a little bit

 
Old 08-23-2006, 09:21 AM   #4
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

I have had a low lying placenta this pg. Mine is not considered a previa now as it has came up some. From what the specialist said as pg progress the placenta moves up with the uterus. Some womens don't and the result is c/s if the placenta covers the cervix. I am 26 weeks now and haven't had any spotting in a while so I assume it up and out of the way. Good luck, and if you are still concerned, ask your doc.

 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

Thank you all for your responses....I am 27 weeks pregnant....I have had no bleeding or anything...I go in for another ultrasound in 2 weeks to check everything out....I am a first time mom and really nervous...I want to have a vaginal birth with my baby...I fear a c/s due to people saying once you have a c/s then you always have to have one....

 
Old 08-23-2006, 12:57 PM   #6
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

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Thank you all for your responses....I am 27 weeks pregnant....I have had no bleeding or anything...I go in for another ultrasound in 2 weeks to check everything out....I am a first time mom and really nervous...I want to have a vaginal birth with my baby...I fear a c/s due to people saying once you have a c/s then you always have to have one....
You do NOT always have to have a c section after having one!! Many, many women that have had a c section go on to have a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after c/s) with a future pregnancy.

 
Old 08-23-2006, 02:11 PM   #7
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

I remember after my first u/s at 12.7 weeks along, that my u/s report had "placenta previa" written on it. But I forgot to ask, and OB didn't even mention anything about it. When she looked at the report, she said everything looked normal. I hope they didn't overlook it!

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:23 PM   #8
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

I had placenta previa at my 15 week u/s.... I had light bleeding from it, which my dr monitored... By the time I had my son, the placenta had gone to the opposite position it was in.

 
Old 08-27-2006, 09:04 AM   #9
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Re: Low Lying Placenta??

mine is, or atleast was too. i have a third ultrasound one week from now to make sure its moved up. the doctor said it usually will. i remember the technician at my last ultrasound say also that it was lying in the front and may be cushioning some of the baby's movements so i wont feel them as much. that was at wk 18 and now im 27 wks, she doesnt feel as strong now and im not sure if its because of her lack of room or the placenta is in front.

with placenta previa basically they schedule a c-section because you have to deliver the baby before the placenta. but when its low it blocks the cervix i believe.

 
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