Yesterday's Appt... Low Lying Placenta?

7 posts / 0 new
Last post
TLotus's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 08/28/10
Posts: 535
Yesterday's Appt... Low Lying Placenta?

Hi Ladies!

I was so exited about spilling the beans on having a boy (I have enough for a music group now!), I forgot to share that the baby is growing well, very active and looking healthy! Thank goodness...after the journey DH and I have been through, I am thrilled our son is healthy and thriving.

There was one minor issue (maybe a little more than minor). Doc says my placenta is really low. It's about 2 cm from the cervix. He told me this is common with older mothers (who you calling old?) and mothers that have had 3 or more children. He also is not that concerned as he feels fairly confident it will move for my "dream water birth". But, needless to say, I'm concerned. I really don't want a c-section.

Anyone experience a low lying placenta before? Would you mind sharing your experiences?

Thanks so much!

lil96's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 8 months ago
Joined: 03/27/06
Posts: 573

I think someone else recently asked about this, I can't remember who? I always suggest talking to Uropachild/Sarah. Often time low lying placenta will move up and you still have plenty of time, just relax and take it easy.

Offline
Last seen: 4 years 9 months ago
Joined: 11/01/07
Posts: 650

I don't have any experience with this. I have heard they can move. I hope yours does! Old? Really???

Starryblue702's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 4 months ago
Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

Older mothers? I would have smacked him (this is why I don't like "man-doctors" lol)! This is my fourth baby and at my first U/S they told me the same thing, but not to worry, as it will most likely move. Sure enough, when I went back again it had moved and is now right where it should be! No worries, I'm sure it will move like it should!

kmm123's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 12/13/08
Posts: 1839

Yup I had one with DS. It was no issue by 30 weeks it was well away and I was cleared for natural birth which went off with out a hitch Smile I never had previa, just low lying as my uterus expanded it pulled far enough away to be safe and all was well! Smile

TLotus's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 08/28/10
Posts: 535

"Starryblue702" wrote:

Older mothers? I would have smacked him (this is why I don't like "man-doctors" lol)! This is my fourth baby and at my first U/S they told me the same thing, but not to worry, as it will most likely move. Sure enough, when I went back again it had moved and is now right where it should be! No worries, I'm sure it will move like it should!

When did you know your placenta was low? How long did it take to move? Sorry...for all the ?'s

sweetsriracha's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 2 months ago
Joined: 03/29/11
Posts: 1318

Well, my sister had her son (her first baby) at 19 and dealt with a low-lying placenta! Was she old?

Unfortunately, I'm afraid I can't be too much help here with her details because I was studying abroad in Ukraine at the time. I do know they found out it was low-lying at her anatomy scan and it had moved within a month or two. She had a normal, healthy vaginal delivery without complications. When I talk to her next, I'll ask for more details!