Low-Lying Placenta at 20 weeks

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@AutumnMrs:  I’m pretty sure my sister-in-law had this, and my adorable nephew is happy and healthy, born in mid-August. The placenta can definitely move, and in her case that is what happened. Talk to your doc if you are nervous/worried.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My SIL had this too.  It moved a few weeks before she delivered and she was able to avoid a c-section.  90-95% of cases or so will resolve themselves by the time you go into labor so I wouldn’t worry about it right now.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had the same thing at my ultrasound at 19 weeks, and the doctor said it was no big deal, the placenta almost always moves up as the baby and belly grow.  Try not to freak out, and just talk to your doctor about it. 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have the same thing, don’t worry.  At my appt last Monday (22 weeks) I was told my placenta was low.  I go back in 4 weeks for another us to check that it’s headed the right direction.  I also made the mistake of googling and freaked out!  I started finding all kinds of crazy stuff and for some dumb reason got scared about incompetent cervix even though they’re not even associated.  My BFF did tell me her sis had it and it was no big deal.  

 

Did your doctor put you on any kind of restrictions?  Mine said only walking & prenatel yoga and pelvic rest, but I quit walking because I read lots of other girls doctors put them on light duty.  If it’s moving up at my next appointment I’ll exercise again.  She also told me to make sure no one inserts anything in my cervix if for some reason I had to go to the er.  I haven’t had any bleeding, but I did spot in the beginning for 2 weeks because the baby implanted low.  Sorry you’re going through this, but maybe we can calm each other down. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’ve got TONS of time for it to move up–I wouldn’t worry!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As most PPs have said – don’t worry, you have lots of time for that sucker to shift upwards and most do (90-95%)! Also, not great evidence for bed rest preventing anything, so go out your daily life 🙂 The internet has all the scary stories! Make sure you get a repeat US around 30-32 weeks so they can check to see how things have changed.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AutumnMrs:  Yep, she didn’t bother taking a childbirth class because the whole time they told her she would need a c-section.  Then at the last minute, it moved and she had a natural birth!  She got a doula to help her through it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

At my 19 week scan, I also had a low lying placenta – 1 cm away from the cervix.  I was also told there would be a 90% chance it woulld move – but alas, after several follow up ultrasounds up to 37 weeks, it didn’t move.  I never had any bleeding and was never put on any restrictions, despite being quite active and taking fitness classes until the end.  My doctor said that there was no evidence that restricting activity reduced the risk of bleeding.  I ended up having a planned c-section, which went quite well.  Don’t worry too much 🙂  (I know, easier said than done).

I think there is plenty of time for the placenta to move, that’s why I kept having ultrasounds well into the third trimester.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it at all – you have 20 more weeks for your placenta to move, which it will.  I knew someone who had a full on previa through 30 weeks, was on hospitalized bedrest for bleeding, and then at 35 weeks had a repeat scan that showed it had moved.  She went home and had a vaginal delivery.  Frankly, even if it didn’t move, you could still have a vaginal delivery with a low placenta.  Don’t fret!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My mom had placenta previa when she was pregnant with me, however hers was undiagnosed which was not good if you can imagine. However, even in that situation my mom and I were both fine! Don’t let everyone freak you out. 

It’s good that the doctor’s are on top of your care! Hopefully it will move and based on what other’s have said it sounds as though your situtation is fairly normal. Even if you end up needing to be on bedrest and have a c-section you would be monitored closely and you/your baby would be safe. If you’re worried perhaps call the doctor tomorrow and ask questions that you have, that may help calm your nerves. 

 

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