I had my first scan today (12+6) and on my notes it says that ny placenta is low, reaching the OS. The midwife was quite hurrried but explained that it's way to early for me to be worried about this. Has anyone else had a low lying placenta at the 12 week scan and did it eventually move away from the cervix?
With both mine the placentas were low at 12 and 20wks, but a re-scan at 36wks with my first and it had moved but the 2nd one took another scan a week later, so 36 and 37wks and yes it had moved, just enough by a fraction, allowing a natural birth.
I think it is pretty common and in most cases they do move.
had a low lying placenta at 21 week anomaly scan. scan picked up issue re baby's kidney so was informed i'd be scanned every 4 weeks til birth to check he was still growing ok. at 28 week scan placenta was high (which is better than low i guess) but indicated baby was breech. by 32 week scan he was head down. each time we're scanned, we get an update of his approx weight, at 34+3 he already seems to be 6lb 8oz which means i'm now scared of having a big baby, so my advice is i wouldnt worry AT ALL. in our instances, the extra scans only gave us something else to worry about! on a positive note though, just had another scan at 34+3 and they are now happy they dont need to scan again until he is out
I had this at 12 and 20 week scan, was given a 32 week scan and all fine. Placenta had moved from abutting cervix to 7 cm away (apparantly the minimum distance my consultant / midwifes will 'allow' in order to try for vaginal birth is 3cm away from cervix)
This is a common issue at 12 and 20 week scans, only a very small proportion of women with this issue do not go on to have a vaginal birth if they wish.