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    Default Anterior placenta and c-section

    Found out today I have an anterior placenta and I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing right?

    My concern is that I'm having a planned c-section and I've heard anterior placentas can cause problems with bleeding... Is this right?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

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    I had an anterior placenta but fortunately it stayed up high enough to be out of the way for a C- section. The Ob will probably request a 36 week scan to make sure it's not in the way. It's unusual for them to stay low.

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    I have an anterior low placenta and having a planned cs in just over a week. They did a scan at 36 weeks just to check it's position. I I spoke to my Ob and even though it is where they cut he was not at all concerned. He said the concern with bleeding comes from if the placenta is very near to or on the cervix. And in that case they schedule a cs anyway.
    If there are any other concerns I haven't been made aware.

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    Thanks for your replies, seems like it's nothing to worry about

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    I had an anterior placenta and emerg c/s with DS and didn't have excessive bleeding.

    Post partum bleeding went on for a while, but that will very from person to person (I got told by various midwives/Drs that normal is 6-9 weeks)

    Good luck!


 

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