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11/06/2013 at 13:39
I was told at my 20 week scan that my placenta is 'a bit low'. Not covering the cervix at all but a few centimeters away from it (they didn't give exact measurements). I've got a follow up scan at 36 weeks to check the position.
The sonographer said that it's nothing to worry about and didn't really say any more about it. Browsing the web, I just came across something that said I shouldn't really be exercising if I've got a low placenta but last night I was out running and have been to the gym a few times since as I have plenty of energy at the moment and want to take advantage before I get too uncomfortable.
Should I be taking it more easy? I would have thought if I should then the sonographer would have advised me of it. Any advice or similar experience?
11/06/2013 at 13:42
I had a low lying placenta (which had moved by the time I had a scan at 36 weeks), and wasn't told not to exercise.
11/06/2013 at 13:44
I've been told my placenta is low too and I am booked in for a scan at 32 weeks. They never mentioned anything about not exercising either.
11/06/2013 at 14:06
I've had it both times. First was very low, stayed low, big bleed, early baby . Second was. Bit low, no problems, moved by 28 weeks.
Because of number one I didn't risk exercising really. I'd probably switch to a lower impact exercise
11/06/2013 at 16:44
I think if its really low, as in covering the cervix that is the advice as any irritation could cause bleeding. But as yours isnt covering it, then its not so much of a worry. As Wh says though swapping to low impact like swimming, cross trainer may be better. Most placentas move up and as yours isnt properly low then you'll probably be fine when re-scanned.
12/06/2013 at 09:13
Thank you for the advice ladies, think I'm probably best not to risk anything. Will switch to exercises where I'm not bouncing up and down so much!
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