19 weeks pregnant mother

Question: Hello..I am 19weeks pregnant. I had my level 2 scan at 18 weeks which shows low lying placenta reaching upto the internal OS. What are the precautions needed at this stage and what are risks involved. Kindly guide.

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Answer: Have full rest. Don't pick up heavy objects. Keep pillow below legs while lying. Don't stand for long. Have bed rest as much possible. Sleep on tilted bed(leg side of bed higher and head side lower). May God bless you with healthy baby.
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