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I have a low placenta which is totally blocking my cervix at 20 weeks pregnant i was also informed at my 12 week scan that my placenta is at the back.My question is what are my chances of a total cervical placenta blockage moving as i progress as ive been told if it doesnt move i have to have a cesarian which i really really dont want i delivered vaginaly with my son and had an excellent recovery,i really hate staying in hospital,and was acctually looking forward to the labour as this will be my last baby,im so dissapointed is there any hope it will move i know theres a good chance a partial covered cervix can correct itself but cant find any sucesses with a complete one thanks for any replys Smile
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replied October 13th, 2009
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That scary Sad They thought I had a low lying placenta at 20 weeks too! But they measured it again a few weeks later and Im ok. I have heard some things about that though. Like, the c-section and things, because when you go into labor, the baby is detached from the placenta, and has no oxygen, and the baby has to get out of there quick! I really wish you the best of luck, and I hope everything goes quick and easy for you!!
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replied October 20th, 2009
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They will follow you up in a few weeks or in the third trimester. There is a good chance that the placenta will be completely clear of the os as your uterus grows.
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replied October 25th, 2009
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Yes thankyou for the replys,ive had my follow up now and it has moved enough for me to give birth naturally yay!!!
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replied December 21st, 2009
hi! I had my 22 weeks ultrasound yesterday, and it says that "Placenta: Posterior and low lying, reaching upto the internal OS, but not covering it at present." what does this mean. Is it a partial Placenta Previa or what. I couldn't get my doctor yesterday, and i am so restless, to know my condition. I did not have any bleeding. What precautions should i take, and what are the chances of it moving up?
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replied December 22nd, 2009
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The chances are excellent that it will move up especially as it's only partially covering mine was posterior too and totally covering and at 35 weeks it was 4.5 cm out of the way.only 5% of people who have this acctually still have it at the end of the pregnancy.There is nothing to worry about unless you have some bleeding then you would need to stay on bed rest until it either stops or until you give birth.I had no bleeding until 38 weeks which wasnt caused by this as it had moved out of the way by that point good luck Smile
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replied December 23rd, 2009
Thanks a lot for ur comforting reply. What precautions did u take. I met my doctor and she also told me that, there are chances that it will move up, but i need to take rest and not make intercourse, not bend, or lift heavy objects, no climbing steps. I have two kids, i am so worried, that any action of mine may lead to bleeding.....How was ur case, what sort of rest did u take. Did u have a normal delivery.....? Thanks for ur supportive answer.
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replied December 29th, 2009
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Well i avoided lifting anything heavy,which was difficult as i have a 3 year old lol,but i managed it thanks to my boyfriend who was great,it was my second pregnancy to be honest i wasnt told to avoid intercourse and i was fine but i did avoid anything too rough though,however if your doctor advised you too i definately would follow their advise,Im sure everythings going to be fine for you,my delivery was sped up i went into natural labour at 38 weeks but it was slow labour and i was bleeding slightly so they moved things along a little and i had a natural birth after 36 hours of labour good luck and congrats on your new baby Smile
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