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low placenta

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Annafluffy80 Mon 07-Mar-16 19:01:05

Had my 20 week scan and they have noticed I have a low placenta, the scan lady explained but I just wondered if this is common, anyone out there had the same thing etc?

Champagneformyrealfriends Mon 07-Mar-16 19:03:12

I do! Got my scan next week at 36 weeks to see if it's moved. 90% do so I'm not worried. Did she say if it was covering or just low?

Fi84 Mon 07-Mar-16 19:07:52

I had a low lying placenta with my second baby. As long as the placenta isn't covering the cervix at this point in 99% of cases it will move up out of the way as your uterus expands. I had an extra scan at 34 weeks to check but all was fine.

Annafluffy80 Mon 07-Mar-16 19:24:30

Yeah I have a scan at 34 weeks

Inwaiting Mon 07-Mar-16 20:16:46

yep i've got my next scan at 32 weeks and then at 36 if it hasn't moved. i think it has though as feeling a lot more from baby lately

Alice1983 Mon 07-Mar-16 20:18:28

And if it is covering the cervix what happens?

lynholmerpark Mon 07-Mar-16 20:19:08

Not uncommon at all (I'm a midwife) and more than likely will have resolved by 34 weeks.

LuckySantangelo1 Mon 07-Mar-16 20:20:35

Hello! I had this & mine didn't move out of the way so I had a section. It was great! So don't worry too much about the idea of having to have one.

lynholmerpark Mon 07-Mar-16 20:20:47

Alice depends on degree but if totally covering cervix will mean a c section.

Fi84 Mon 07-Mar-16 20:33:17

Usually if it's covering the cervix it won't move much at all and will block exit so would mean a c section

5madthings Mon 07-Mar-16 20:36:50

Very common at 20 wk scan and over 90% of them move, well they don't move as such but as your uterus grows the placenta is moved up away from your cervix. I had this at my 20wk scan and then by 29wks when I had another scan it had moved. They checked how far away it was and it was well over 8cm? Away from cervix
Apparently most have moved by 34-36wks.

If it doesn't move and depending on degree it means baby will need to be born by elective c section but the majority do move smile

Inwaiting Mon 07-Mar-16 21:16:02

Mines covering cervix and medical professionals are very hopeful for it to move so don't panic smile

Alice1983 Mon 07-Mar-16 22:19:58

Thank you. I dont mind a Section so Im fine either way then. grin

Annafluffy80 Mon 07-Mar-16 22:41:41

Oh cool thank you

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