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: Placenta is anterior in body of uterus with maturity grade 0.lower margin of placenta is 5.3 cm form the internal is.
No retro placental clot seen.
Is it safe.?
Answer: Placenta anterior Placenta attached to the front wall of the uterus grade 0 is the ageing of the Placenta which is fine and the distance from OS which is 5.3 cm is also correct your report is perfectly fine don't worry
Question: Can there be placental bleeding anytime after the 20th week in case of central placenta previa? What is the chance of risk in such a pregnancy?
Answer: Hi.. Low lying placenta can anytime cause bleeding. So, precautions should be taken such as:
Do only light work, Avoid to have Intercourse, Take complete rest most of the time, 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: My placenta is anterior grade 2 My scan report says..no evidance of placenta previa and no evidence of around the neck ..no retro placental clot seen .is this report is gud or what
Answer: Yes dear this is absolutely fine and normal. But I would request you to put the correct dates on the app so that you get notifications as per your weeks in pregnancy.