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Low lying placenta at 32 weeks

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JackMummy12 · 16/11/2019 18:40


Had a scan this week as was referred at my 20 week scan because of my placenta being low lying. Was told it would most likely move but at 32 week scan it hadn't.

I now have another scan, this time with a consultant, just before I turn 37 weeks to see if it has moved.

I'm prepared for this to go either way but would be interested to hear how many people did or didn't move after the 32 week scan?

Feel if it hadn't moved in 12 weeks is it likely to now in 5?

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getgoingnowshowing · 16/11/2019 21:54

It just depends how much bigger you get. Is your baby's growth on target?

I had a scan at 28 weeks still low placenta, but have another one soon will be 34 weeks by then.

Previous pregnancy low placenta also, at 32 weeks they said it was still very close to the exit Wink but would be fine for natural birth, which I had.

nicxxxxxxx · 17/11/2019 20:06

I'm the same my placenta is 1.9cm away at 20 weeks to go back at 33 weeks x

nicxxxxxxx · 17/11/2019 20:07

32 i meant x

sleepingdogssnore · 25/11/2019 22:33

Mine had just about moved at my 34 week scan. They made me lie right back, tipped the bed to check and had two opinions on it. Literally mm so I think by 37 you might have success.

Alicealicewhothe · 25/11/2019 22:42

Hello in the same boat here. Im 33 weeks. At 20 week scan I had full placenta previa. At my 32 week scan my placenta had moved a bit but not enough so still low lying so being scanned at 36 weeks with consultant. Hope yours moves but if it has to be section to keep you and baby safe then best to follow consultant advice.

Do you know if yours is anterior or posterior. I read that posterior is less likely to move than anterior.

RoLaren · 25/11/2019 23:07

I had complete placenta previa diagnosed at 18 weeks and it didn't move at all, all the way to term at 37 weeks. A lot depends on whether it's complete, partial, or low-lying and whether it's anterior, posterior and if it's over any previous uterine scarring.

Mine ended up being placenta accreta too which led to an MRI scan the day before a risky CS with a 50/50 chance of needing a hysterectomy. Fun times.

chicchicken · 28/11/2019 19:26

Mines posterior and on the scan they showed me baby's head and the edge of the placenta on each side. Very weird, but apparently the top of the head is clear, so natural birth here I come 😬

uglycoyote1 · 28/11/2019 19:34

Mine was low lying when I went for a private scan around 30 weeks (It hadn't been picked up at my 20 week scan). I then had an NHS scan between 31 and 32 weeks and it was still low lying. Had another scan around 36/37 weeks and mine had moved by then so it is possible.

lee12345 · 28/11/2019 19:39

I had a low lying placenta at my 20 week scan, through to 38 weeks when I had a planned c section. A scan at 36 weeks showed it had moved slightly but not enough for them to be happy for me to have a normal birth. However my c section went well & recovery was good, so I had a positive experience

suze28 · 28/11/2019 20:48

Mine was very low at the 20 week scan so I had another at 38 weeks where it was 2cm clear of my cervix.

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