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Question: Hi..doctor said that I have low lying placenta...what precautions I have to take..
Answer: Low-lying placenta, or placenta praevia, is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta that feeds the
growing baby is attached to the lower part of the womb near to or covering the cervix.
A low lying placenta, by itself, may not require any treatment. If it is early in your pregnancy, before the
twentieth week, then there is a good chance that the placenta will shift into an upward position as your
uterus expands. If the placenta stays at a low lying position but is not near enough to the cervix to be
classified as placenta previa.
However there are treatments to prevent the two most common complications of a low lying placenta:
bleeding and preterm labor. To prevent these problems some women are placed on bed rest or limited
activity. Especially activities that result in bouncing or jarring of the lower abdomen need to be avoided.
Similarly some women need to refrain from sexual intercourse, or the use of rectal suppositories or
vaginal douches/suppositories. The degree of restriction depends on whether or not the woman is
experiencing any vaginal bleeding or pre-term labor.
Question: In last scan doctor said that I have low lying placenta and recommended to take proper rest. But I am bit obese and want norma delivery. What can I do.
low lying placenta can move upwards as pregnancy continues.
Depending on the cervical length doctor may advise bed rest, progestron injections/ tablets and even cervical stitches called cerclage.
Low cervical lenght due to low lying placenta can lead to pre term labour.
Avoid strenuous activity, long rough road journeys and if advised by doctor intercourse.
Question: Doctor said me to take bed rest due to low lying placenta 2cm from os... Can I do some exercises?
Answer: Please don't do any exercise or hard work if you have low lying placenta. Take bed rest as your doc says. Consult your doctor for more details. Take care!