Yes, my first was low lying, but as time passed, it stretched away, and I had a fine birth. 1cm away isn't that close, so chances are you'll be fine.
Placenta previa is classified according to the placement of the placenta:
Usually only grade 3 or 4 necessitate a cesarean, it does depend on the type of care you are getting.
- Type I or low lying: The placenta encroaches the lower segment of the uterus but does not infringe on the cervical os.
- Type II or marginal: The placenta touches, but does not cover, the top of the cervix.
- Type III or partial: The placenta partially covers the top of the cervix
- Type IV or complete: The placenta completely covers the top of the cervix