Answer: No, it is not. An anterior placenta should not cause any problems for you or your baby. It will also not automatically affect the kind of birth you have.
After the egg fertilises, it travels down your fallopian tube, and gets embedded in your uterus (womb). At exactly this place where the fertilised egg implants in your uterus, your placenta gets formed. Thus, the position where placenta implants and develops may vary from person to person.
Your anomaly scan (ultrasound level II), that is done between 18 and 20 weeks will show where your placenta is lying. The ultrasound doctor will mention your placenta’s position in your ultrasound reports. The position of the placenta will be one of the following:
Anterior placenta, where the placenta is positioned on the front wall of your uterus (womb).
Posterior placenta, where the placenta lies on the back wall of your uterus.
Fundal position, in which the placenta lies on the top wall of your uterus.
Right or left lateral position, where the placenta is either on the right or left side of your womb.
Placenta praevia, when the placenta is partially or fully covering the cervix.
Remember, all the above positions are absolutely normal places for the placenta to get formed.