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placenta is low lying and reaching the OS ?

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I am 12 weeks pregnant and my ultra sound report shows a comment that the placenta is low lying and reaching the OS what this means? Also i m suffering from cold, what should I take to get cured from this. My sugar level is 102 what should i eat(veg) during this time to bring down my sugar level.

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replied July 25th, 2011
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The ultrasound report means that the placenta attachment to the uterus is in the lower end of the uterus and it is reaching the uterine side of cervical canal (also known as OS). As the baby grows and uterus enlarges, the placenta sometimes can get ‘taken up’ later in pregnancy. If it continues to be low lying then you might experience bleeding/spotting during late pregnancy and delivery of the baby by vaginal route might be with complications (which might at times require cesarean section if baby goes into distress). Be in regular follow-up with your treating gynecologist/obstetrician. Get ultrasound scans done for monitoring of placental position in second and third trimester.
For the sugar levels to be under control, have diet with more of complex carbohydrates instead of simple. Add more proteins in diet along with leafy vegetables. Get sugar levels get monitored to monitor control. Sometimes pregnancy can be associated with gestational diabetes. Discuss with your gynecologist about it and get started on appropriate measures (medications or insulin) for good sugar control. Maintain healthy lifestyle and include walking or mild exercises in daily routine. All the best.
Take care.

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