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: low lying placenta 5mm , posterior, at 18 week scan ,means? what precautions required?
Answer: Usually low lying placenta mooves up as pregnancy progresses .. don't worry and be positive ... Don't do any strenuous physical activity
Question: Low lying placenta and posterior placenta means?
Answer: Hi, Both an anterior and posterior are normal for both the baby and the mother. When it is in the vertical location of the uterus, this makes it a placenta posterior. And low lying placenta can move up during the course of pregnancy. You must avoid intercourse and report any case of bleeding to your doctor. In a rare case that placenta does not move up also, chances of anything bad happening to the baby or mother is very less. Avoid jerky ride, heavy lifting and heavy work. If it moves up then no caesarean but if stays down then chances of caesarean are there. Don't worry so much just now. This time will only tell.
Question: Placenta is posterior and not low lying? What it means?
Answer: Congratulations..thats one of the best position of placenta..u need not worry.. if it was anterior placenta then there are chances of bleeding n all..but u seem to have a safe position so enjoy your pregnancy! Tc
Question: Placenta is funding posterior and not low lying means what?
Answer: Your placenta is located back of ur uterus, nothing to worry. Its best for normal delivery.