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 pre-term 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.
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Question: I am 14 weeks. My placenta is anterial low lying touching os. Is there any problem?
Answer: Yes....you should take complete bed rest, don't bend down suddenly,don't lift heavy weight,don't walk fastly and avoid stairs,don't travel in bus ,auto,bike..you can travel up to 10-100meters.....without these you can do normal works....have more water and good nutrition.....once you reach 28-32 week it's automatically go up....nothing to worry.....be careful...
Question: I am having low lying placenta.. i m 11 weeks pregnant.. is there any serious problem with this
Answer: No. But you need to keep few things in mind.. Like you must take bed rest. And avoid sex as it can accidentally hurt your placenta. Avoid heavy weight lifting works. And you will be fine. Nothing to worry.
Question: Hi... I am 12 week pregnant... I have low lying placenta... Is there any problem in my pregnancy....
Answer: Low-lying placenta, or placenta praevia, is a complication of pregnancy where theplacenta that feeds the growing baby is attached to the lower part of the womb near to or covering the cervix. Low-lying placentamay be picked up during a routine 20-week ultrasound scan appointment.itcan cause severe bleeding and increase the risk of preterm birth and infant death.