Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Hi.. Is need complete bed rest for low lying placenta in 16 weeks.. dr said no need.. but i am some people said take bed rest.. so i am confused..
Answer: Low lying placenta is quite common in pregnancy..u can do moderate work...avoid lifting any weight, intercourse and other sternous activities even long travelling...u got plenty of time for the placenta to move up..so no worries it will resolve
Question: I am 24 weeks pregnant now. I have low lying placenta. Is bed rest is essential?
If ur advised bed rest from ur doctor then it's necessary
Don't worry much about low lying placenta. Many ppl have it. Just take enough bed rest, so that when your uterus grows the placenta automatically moves up. Only idea here is to not make the placenta move further down by lifting heavy things, walking faster kind of strenuous things involving the pelvic region. You can sit for as much as you want. Just keep your legs elevated so that your pelvic region is stress free. And if you feel like walking, walk very slowly. Avoid long travels or travels on bumpy roads even if it's shorter. Do this for 4-6 weeks and during the next scan you should find out that your placenta has moved up. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Though this is a serious medical condition, it's remedy is veryc very simple and easily solved in shorter duration. ,
Question: doctor said that my placenta is low lying
have not suggested bed rest
I am 12 weeks pregnant..
what does it actually mean?..and how common is this?
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.