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: What are the precautions need to be taken for low lying placenta?
Answer: Hello dear , here are few tips that you should follow in low lying placenta to avoid any complication. like don't sit on your foot, avoid sitting in standing for long time, don't lift any heavy things , avoid sex and usage of stairs.. don't exert your body much and take proper bed rest because that is really important....
Question: Any particular precautions to be taken as I have placenta previa?
Answer: Hi dear. You found it in your 2nd level scan? If so, chances are there that it can resolve on its own when the uterus grows it increases the distance between placenta and the cervix. Wait for the 3rd level scan. If you still have placenta previa, you need medical attention.
Question: Hii, what all precautions should be taken in case of placenta previa or low lying placenta.
Answer: Hello dear
If ur placenta is near your cervix when you're ready to give birth, it may block your baby's exit route through your vagina snd it is known as low lying placenta or placenta previa.
Low lying placenta can anytime cause bleeding. So, precautions should be taken such as:
1. Do only light work
2. Avoid to have Intercourse
3. Take complete rest most of the time
4. Have regular check up to see haemoglobin level
But don't worry as risk is very low in low lying placenta as placenta will move upwards as ur pregnancy grows
Question: I have had two miscarriages. What are the precautions i have to be taken next time
Answer: You should consult your doctor,he/ she will give you some progesterone tablet and folic acid tablet before you conceive.this will help you to get a healthy baby .. after conceiving that they give you injection to avoid miscarriage...I had one miscarriage and now I am on 28th week