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Placenta covering the cervix.

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HellsBellsK Thu 16-Feb-17 17:28:05

Hi Ladies,

I had a scan yesterday - when we where about to leave the doctor said your placenta is covering your cervix, don't worry it is common at this stage loads of time to move. I am 12+5 today.

I just googled (I know blush) and everyone has terrible stories about having it, being told not to exercise, have sex and to be on bed rest.
My consultant didn't say anything like that - so now I'm worrying myself. I would go to the gym 2/3 times a week. I don't lift heavy weights like before use much lower, but still doing squats, bupees etc.
We haven't had much sex in the first trimester as I was getting terrible migraines but was starting to come back around to the idea.. and now I'm worried about that again.

Was anyone else told they had this and everything was okay?
Ill be back to the consultant in 4 weeks for another scan so will see if it has moved then.

Thanks so much flowers

harleysmammy Thu 16-Feb-17 17:47:19

Its not a major worry at 12 weeks but yes i would say not to exercise or have sex. My sister had this and was told not to do any heavy lifting even her 1 year old daughter, no cleaning on all fours, no hoovering, no sex or exercise. My best friend had it too and she was told the same BUT just because you cant do that stuff doesnt mean its a major issue right now. The placenta has 28 weeks (if you go to full term) to move & odds are it will. Infact, i have an anterior placenta but at first i didnt. At my 12 week scan i had a posterior and at 14 weeks it was anterior. It takes hours to move it my doctor said so try not to worry. If its still the same at 20 weeks, they'll probably send you for another scan at 34 weeks and if its still the same, then you have to start thinking about it (not worrying!). X

HellsBellsK Thu 16-Feb-17 20:47:16

Thanks harley that makes me feel better. I'm such a worrier so that was something else to worry about - thought I would relax after 12 weeks!
Hopefully it will move by the next scan, thanks again x

AbbeyRoadCrossing Thu 16-Feb-17 20:53:49

Mine was picked up at the 20 week scan. I didn't think they checked at the 12 week but perhaps they do now.
About 90% of those identified at 20 weeks move up. I'm guessing even more of the 12 week ones must do as more time to move.

DesignedForLife Thu 16-Feb-17 21:51:51

I was told no sex, picked up at 20 week scan, and any bleeding even slight go straight to A&E.

BakingWithPreSchoolerand6YO Thu 16-Feb-17 22:02:49

I had this with DD1 - found at 20 week scan. I was told it was fairly common and usually placenta moved as uterus expanded to accommodate growing baby. Wasn't told to avoid sex or exercise but did have to have an extra scan at 30 weeks to see if it had moved. Thankfully it had or it would have been more scans and a planned c section if it hadn't moved.

I hope yours moves too!

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