Mar 17, 2008 5:51PM
I had my 1st scan Thursday and I am 13 weeks 4 days. Does anyones notes say that the placenta is low? What does it mean?
Mar 17, 2008 9:36AM
It just means that the placenta is currently over the opening to the cervix.
Not a danger as it should in time move out of the way. They will check again at your 20 week scan. If it hasn't moved then you will likely have another one at 32 weeks.
If it hasn't moved then it will be classed as placenta previa and you will most likely need a C-Section as it means the baby can't get through the cervix.
Mine is like this at the moment and I am not feeling the baby move but she is fine.
At the mo it is nothing to worry about really so relax.
Mar 17, 2008 10:17AM
thanks for that. Can I still have sex
Mar 17, 2008 5:51PM
I have a low lying placenta. It was low at 13 weeks and was still low at my 20 week scan (which I had at 22 weeks) and I have to go back at 34 weeks to check. I asked if they class it as placenta preavia but the sonographer said not. She did not give me any info and wouldn't have said anything if I hadn't asked more. I am seeing the midwife on Thursday so will ask him about it then.
So far the only info I've gathered is from books and on the web - from what I've read I think it's only a problem if it is actually covering the exit (placenta preavia). If it's near to it I think it can still be a problem sometimes because the lower part of your uterus tends to expand more than the upper part in the latter stages and sometime the placenta rather than just move can separate from the uterine wall and cause some sort of heamoraging (excuse the spelling). From what I've read the majority of low lying placentas are low risk and sort themselves out. I think if its preavia or badly low you'd get assigned a consultant obstetrician.
I will be finding out more on Thursday after my midwife appointment so will report back then.
Mar 24, 2020 2:00PM
Due in December 2020
Hello and huge congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm @DanielleMFM and it's great to see you here - welcome to Due in December 2020! If you'd like to join this thread and meet others due this month too, please introduce yourself. Start as many threads as you like in Due in December 2020 category from due dates to baby…
Mar 21, 2020 10:34AM
Coronavirus and pregnancy: support thread
Hi everyone, We wanted to set up this support thread for those of you who are pregnant, during the Cornonavirus outbreak. If you have any questions, worries, concerns, please post them here and we'll try and get answers for you. Stay safe everyone.
Mar 18, 2020 9:54AM
The final Heinz for Baby weaning diaries – share your thoughts here: £200 John Lewis voucher prize!
THE 3RD AND FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE HEINZ WEANING DIARIES ARE HERE – WITH 3 CHANCES TO WIN A NEW PRIZE! Hello. Over the past few months, Heinz for Baby and MadeForMums have been joining forces, to find out everything you had to tell us about the weaning your babies on to solid food. We’ve been asking you to comment on the…