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16/06/2013 at 20:05
I had my 20 week scan on Friday, I already knew the placenta was anterior but this time the sonographer said it was still quite low. Not covering the opening to the cervix but very close to the edge of it. I'm booked in for another scan at 34 weeks by which time it should have moved out of the way with the stretching of my uterus. Anyone have/had any positive experiences of this happening to them? I actually can't think of anything worse than having a cesarean. :-(
16/06/2013 at 20:25
Same for me, but I had to go for an extra scan for something unrelated when I was 24 weeks and it had already moved.
16/06/2013 at 20:33
That's good to hear thanks JB x
I've got a low placenta - not covering the cervix but quite close. I've got a follow up scan at 36 weeks but I think in the majority of cases it's moved by the follow up scan. I'm also not keen on the idea of a c-section and we might book a slightly earlier scan privately because I'm too impatient to wait until 36 weeks to find out if it's moved!
16/06/2013 at 20:35
Fingers crossed for both of us then popcorn x
16/06/2013 at 20:51
Yes definitely MrsB, positive "upward placenta" vibes for us both :)
16/06/2013 at 21:21
As already said from what I've read most move up without a problem. Also as yours isn't covering the cervix even better, it can only improve!
17/06/2013 at 10:51
I hope so porkchop, thanks x
17/06/2013 at 16:18
I also had a low lying placenta at my 20 week scan, partially covering the cervix.
Was booked in for a follow up at 32 weeks (last week), and was very pleased to be told it had moved up and well out of the way woop!
When I had my 20 week scan the sonographer said that unless it is totally covering it, almost all pacentas move up and that in the guidelines they follow they don't technically have to rescan you as it is presumed it will have moved but they like to double check and be certain. HTH
17/06/2013 at 16:50
That's great to hear M2B. Thanks for the reassurance xx
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