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    Default Will my placenta move?

    I have been advised that I have a low-lying placenta. It is currently less than 1cm from my cervix. My doctor told me if it doesn't move I will most likely have an elective c section at 38 weeks.

    I am absolutely petrified of a c section, any kind of medical procedure terrifies me.

    I had so many questions to ask but I just felt like crying so didn't want to push myself over the edge.

    I am hoping I may be able to get some answers before my next check up to help calm my nerves a little. My questions are:

    1. Will my placenta move? What is the likelihood of it moving?
    2. Will I have the option of epidural/general anesthetic. (I have never been under so I'm petrified I may have a reaction)
    3. Will I still be able to delayed cord clamp with a c section?
    4. Will the hospital give me birth options for an elective c section? Will I get skin to skin time? I don't want my birth to be wham bam thank you mam.
    5. Will the hospital allow me to have a scan at 37 weeks (before they schedule a c section) to definitely make sure it's necessary.

    I think that's all for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmummahen View Post
    I have been advised that I have a low-lying placenta. It is currently less than 1cm from my cervix. My doctor told me if it doesn't move I will most likely have an elective c section at 38 weeks.

    I am absolutely petrified of a c section, any kind of medical procedure terrifies me.

    I had so many questions to ask but I just felt like crying so didn't want to push myself over the edge.

    I am hoping I may be able to get some answers before my next check up to help calm my nerves a little. My questions are:

    1. Will my placenta move? What is the likelihood of it moving?
    2. Will I have the option of epidural/general anesthetic. (I have never been under so I'm petrified I may have a reaction)
    3. Will I still be able to delayed cord clamp with a c section?
    4. Will the hospital give me birth options for an elective c section? Will I get skin to skin time? I don't want my birth to be wham bam thank you mam.
    5. Will the hospital allow me to have a scan at 37 weeks (before they schedule a c section) to definitely make sure it's necessary.

    I think that's all for now.
    Hi there, I had a grade 3 low lying that didn't move and required a c section. I was told about 70% move out of the way but I was in the 30%. C section can be done with a spinal block where you stay awake but are numb from the waist down or a General which puts you to sleep. They generally prefer not to do a GA as the anaesthetic in a general has a small chance of affecting bub as well. But yes you will likely have the choice unless it becomes an emergency. Delayed cord clamping and skin to skin wishes I think is negotiated with your individual dr and hospital policies etc. Its very likely you will have a scan at 32 weeks and if it hasn't moved by then it's unlikely to so most people don't have further scans after 32 weeks. Hope that helps, best of luck

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    Thanks for your advice. I hope mine moves. I am so terrified of having a c section.


 

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