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13/06/2013 at 11:42
sorry if I'm being stupid but my placenta is anterior and I'm having a planned CS. What's to stop them cutting through the placenta when they do the CS?
the sonographer never mentioned anything about it at my scan , its only because I asked if it was anterior as I'd not been feeling much movement that she told me. Is it something they pick up on when you have the 32 week consultant appointment? Do they scan you on the day of your CS to know where to cut? Am I being really stupid about this and getting it all wrong ?
When I had my first consultant appointment at about 14 weeks they said they normally cut you in the same place as where I had my emergency CS last time so there's only one scar. But if that's where the placenta is then they couldn't do that could they?
Apologies for being clueless about this, it just crossed my mind and thought you lot would be bound to know
13/06/2013 at 12:01
I had an anterior last time and had an C/S, and will probably be having one again. There was never any talk about it being an issue.
13/06/2013 at 12:03
I would think if they dont seem concerned then its because although it's anterior it's also high? It would only be more of a concern if it was low/covering your cervix.
13/06/2013 at 12:04
I've never heard anyone mention anything about it being an issue. But I'm just confused as to how they know they're not cutting into it. Especially when you've already had a CS there's a chance it will be attached to your scar
13/06/2013 at 12:05
Maybe it doesnt matter if they cut into it? After all baby will be out seconds after and not need it anyway?
13/06/2013 at 12:26
They cut through so many layers though and I guess when they are getting close they can actually push the placenta out of the way, or lift it out.
13/06/2013 at 12:32
Ahh JB that makes sense. And like pork chop says maybe it doesn't matter too much if it does get cut as long as they make sure they take all of it out.
13/06/2013 at 16:23
I've had two sections and both were anterior placentas.
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