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Gardening with a low-lying placenta

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mowmylawn Thu 03-Apr-14 17:28:45

Well, I'm not actually gardening using my low-lying placenta as a tool or anything...

At my 20 week scan I was told I have a low-lying placenta, re-scan at 34 weeks. Our garden needs a lot of attention, nothing massive just a lot of weeding, replanting of hardy varieties, etc. Things I can do whilst kneeling, really. Is this a bad idea in 'my condition'? I've had offers of help from friends but as usual the weekend comes around and suddenly everyone is very busy!

Sweetpea86 Thu 03-Apr-14 17:57:10

Tbh I don't think there's any thing you can do to make it move if it's going to stay low it going to stay. I had low lying placenta at 20 weeks. I've done alsorts in that time like decorating, my job was pretty strenuous.

I think it's ok to do all those things just when your not make sure you get plenty of rest.

I had my re scan at 36 weeks and all is good baby moved his head down past it smile.

Just don't be doing any landscaping lol I'm 38 weeks my garden is a clip but I don't have any motivation lol

mowmylawn Thu 03-Apr-14 18:09:19

Thanks Sweetpea, I feel fine but the consultant was telling me about possible bleeding and how if it happens to come in straight away, and I can just imagine going into the hospital covered in mud with weeds stuck to my jeans being all 'I wasn't doing anything, honest!'.

Sweetpea86 Thu 03-Apr-14 18:30:53

Yeah the lady told me the same tbh they don't give you any info on low lying placenta and I spent most of the time worrying about it,

I know showing up with mud all over you, I'm sure they would question it lol

Just be careful wink

BingoWingsBeGone Thu 03-Apr-14 18:34:58

I think anything like kneeling and planting would be ok, but I would avoid digging, sweeping or mowing as these can be pretty physical.

If you do end up needing to go into hospital, you won't be worrying about mud though.

Did they give you a 'Grade' for your praevia or is it on your notes?

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