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    Default Low lying placenta

    Hi all

    I'm just wondering if you could share your stories with low lying placenta.

    At my 20wk ultrasound i was told i had a low lying placenta that would need a follow up at 32wks to see the position..
    I am really nervous the doctor didn't go into too much detail about it. So i am a little confused.

    Any help would be appreciated. thanks guys

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    I was told this at my 20 week scan with my last pregnancy. My ob monitored it at each appointment and I then had a follow up scan around 34 weeks. Unfortunately my placenta didn't move which is what they call placenta pravia. Mine was a severe case and the placenta was completely covering the cervix so I was not able to have a vaginal birth. I was scheduled for a c section at 37+6 as my ob didn't want me to go into labour naturally.

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    Only a very small percentage of low lying placentas don't move out of the way, so try not to worry too much xx

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    I also had a low lying placenta (1.9cm away from my cervix when it has to be 2.5cm to birth vaginally, at least at my hospital anyway) at the 19 week scan, and the follow up scan at 32 weeks showed that it was 9cm away from the cervix.

    Picture a deflated balloon (uterus). If you stick something (placenta) right next to the bit that you put in your mouth, then blow it up, the "thing" you stuck on changes position as the balloon "grows". This is what happens in about 99% of cases of low lying placenta according to my midwife.

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    I had a complete central placenta previa (grade 4) at my 20w ultrasound... My OB said these cases don't move (I prepared for bleeding, moved closer to the hospital, early delivery etc etc) and lo and behold at my 32w scan it had moved posterior (7mm from OS)! OB was stunned - so were all the midwives id seen! Still in for a c section delivery, but just to give you some hope - even the "worst" cases can move! :-). Good luck!

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    I had a low lying placenta which unfortunately didn't move, extra disappointing for me as I was attempting vbac.

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    Mine didn't move enough. I was booked in for Cs. I fought for a natural birth and got it.

    My placenta was 1.5cms from OS.

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    Mine with DS2 was .5cm from cervix at 20 weeks. At 32w it was 2cm from my cervix and I had a VB at 38 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Mine didn't move enough. I was booked in for Cs. I fought for a natural birth and got it.

    My placenta was 1.5cms from OS.
    Isn't that far enough away though? That is all my Ob said it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    Isn't that far enough away though? That is all my Ob said it should be.
    Different hospitals have different policies. Mine wanted mine to be 3cm away but I fought to be allowed a VB

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