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.
Similar Questions with Answers
Question: What does marginal placenta previa mean. Is it anything to worry for 16 week pregnent mother.
Answer: It means that your placenta is lying low in your uterus and is very near cervix (uterus opening).
In this case is there any chances of bleeding
But don't worry there are high chances of placenta to move upwards with the growth of uterus. You need to take some precautions
Take bed rest with leg end raised
Avoid sexual intercourse for any physical exertion
Avoid excessive bending or lifting heavy objects
continue your progesterone tablets
If you notice vaginal bleeding you should consult your doctor immediately.
Repeat the scan to see the status of placenta
Question: I am 19 weeks pregnant. ... my level 2 scan shows anterior low placenta. What does this mean & is there a need to worry ?
Answer: Hello dear. Anterior placenta would be fine, nothing to worry.
It wouldn't cause any harm. The placenta develops wherever the fertilised egg embeds in your womb. An anterior placenta is positioned on the front wall of your womb, on your belly side.
Question: what's the mean of placenta fundo anterior..?is there anything need to worry..and any precautions
Answer: Placenta fundo anterior means your placenta is attached at top portion of your uterus in the front part. It is absolutely normal position of the placental attachment.