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My placenta is in the wrong place!

Had our anatomy scan this morning and learned that the baby is totally healthy (yay!) and we're having a boy (yay!).  All seemed to be going perfectly and then the doctor mentioned that my placenta is low and blocking my cervix.  He said it most likely will move out of the way, but if it doesn't my hopes for a home birth are going out the window.  I see my midwives tomorrow so maybe they can give me a pep talk, and for now I'm trying to stay positive since it was all good news otherwise. 

But I'm definitely feeling worried.  Move, placenta.  Move.   

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Re: My placenta is in the wrong place!

  • I had placenta previa, too, at my 20 week U/S. I was scheduled for another U/S at 28 weeks to follow-up and, happily, by then it had moved. I ended up having the med-free birth I had hoped for.

    There's nothing you can do to "make" it move but wait it out. Good luck to you.

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  • Well I'm glad to hear it.  I'm trying to put it out of my mind for now since worrying won't do much good.  
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  • It will move. Mine was low with the twins and even that massive placenta got out of the way eventually. Don't worry about it for now.
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  • I think statistically 90% of low lying placentas move out of the way.  I have 2 IRL friends who had previas but ended up just fine having vaginal births.  GL
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  • I also had placenta previa at my 18 week ultrasound, but it had moved completely by my 28 week ultrasound! We are still planning a completely natural birth! Also, one of my close friends really struggled with her placenta previa - she had bleeding from it and was on bed rest for weeks! They continued to monitor her, and she was worried that it wouldn't move... But her placenta moved at 35 weeks, just in time for her to give birth naturally and med-free at 37 weeks! :) Don't lose hope!!!
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  • You've still got a lot of time for the placenta to migrate upwards. My 1st pregnancy I started off with a low lying placenta but it moved and I had a vaginal birth.
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  • You have a 90% chance that it will move.

    I had a complete previa early in my 2nd pregnancy and went on to have a vaginal birth.  GL! 


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