Low lying plecenta

Nov 21, 2013
hi friends,my name is sunita,now iam 4th month pregnant,this is my second pregnency,in first pregnency i am lossed my baby during placenta previa,in 2nd pregnency my docter told me u have low lying placenta.i am very scared,plz tell me what i am do ?how to take pictions plz help me....


Ruler's of Penmai
Registered User
Jul 26, 2012
Hi Suneeta, congratulations for your pregnancy! Nothing to worry regarding this low lying plecenta. Please follow the advise given by your doctor and every thing will be normal. Be confident. Please go through the following information and get yourself informed about this low lying plecenta. This article I am reproducing from babycenter.in:
[h=1]Placenta praevia[/h][h=2]What is placenta praevia, and how common is it?[/h][FONT=arial, helvetica, ]Placenta praevia (low-lying placenta) is when the placenta develops in the lower part of the uterus (womb). It may then cover part or all of your cervix. If the placenta covers your cervix at the end of your pregnancy, your baby's exit route through your vagina will be blocked. If this happens, you will need a Cesarean section. [/FONT] Between three and six of every 1000 pregnant women have this problem.

Low-lying placenta is common during early pregnancy. If you have an Ultrasound scan at 11 weeks and the placenta seems to be near, or even covering the cervix, don't be too worried. As your baby grows, your expanding uterus naturally pulls the placenta away from your cervix. Even if the placenta is still low-lying at your 20-week scan, it may still move up by the time your baby is born.

There are four types of placenta praevia. The first two of these are the most common:

I: The placenta is low in the uterus, but the baby can still be born vaginally.

II: The lower edge of the placenta touches the opening of your cervix, but does not cover it. Your baby can be born vaginally or by caesarean.

III: The placenta partially covers the opening of your cervix. Your baby will need to be born by caesarean section.

IV: The placenta completely covers the opening of your cervix. Your baby will need to be born by caesarean section.
[h=2]What does placenta praevia look like?[/h]The image bellow shows the position of a normal placenta and then what partial and major placenta praevia look like.

[h=2]How is placenta praevia diagnosed?[/h]You should call your doctor immediately if you suffer any vaginal bleeding(with or without pain) during the last three months of your pregnancy. But often there are no warning signs and you might only discover that you have placenta praevia during a routine ultrasound scan.
[h=2]Are some women more likely to have placenta praevia than others?[/h]Most women with placenta praevia have no obvious risk factors, but some women are more likely to develop it than others. You are at higher risk of developing this condition if:
  • you have had several children close together
  • you are carrying multiple babies
  • you have had a caesarean section before
  • you are over 35
  • you smoke
  • you have a history of uterine surgery, induced abortion or dilatation and curettage (D&C), in which the lining of the uterus is scraped for medical examination.
  • you have previously had a pregnancy with placenta praevia.
[h=2]How is placenta praevia managed?[/h]Diagnosis and treatment depends on whether you're bleeding and how far on in your pregnancy you are.

If you're bleeding heavily, you will be admitted to hospital so that the bleeding can be monitored. Even when it stops, you might need to stay in hospital until your baby is ready to be born. Heavy bleeding can lead to weakness.

Your doctor may give you medication to stop you from going into labour early and to extend the pregnancy to at least 36 weeks. You might need to have a caesarean delivery. Your treatment could include bed rest blood transfusion and a caesarean delivery.

Tell your doctor if you have been diagnosed with placenta praevia before. This will allow her to change your medical care if necessary. For example, she may not do a vaginal examination as that can trigger heavy bleeding, but you may have to go for extra ultrasound scans.
[h=2]How was Leela's placenta praevia handled?[/h]BabyCenter mum Leela had a scan at 16 weeks, which showed that her placenta was close to the cervix. Her doctor wasn't unduly concerned, so Leela continued with her usual busy life.

A further scan at 28 weeks showed that Leela's placenta was definitely covering her cervix. "My doctor was much more concerned this time," says Leela, "and said I must let her know straight away if I had any bleeding". Leela was told to take life easy to reduce the risk of bleeding. She knew that her baby would need to be born by caesarian section.

Leela had her first episode of bleeding at 32 weeks. This was similar to a period and she was told to rest quietly at home. Four days later, she had another heavier bleed and was admitted to hospital for five days before being allowed to go home again.
"The only reason they let me out of hospital is that my mother-in-law stays with us and a live-in maid manages all household chores," says Leela. "Otherwise I would probably have had to stay in for the rest of my pregnancy." Leela was given steroid injections to help her baby's lungs mature in case he was born early.

She went into hospital for a planned caesarean section at 36 weeks. Her son was healthy at birth. Leela lost some blood during the operation and needed a small transfusion afterwards. She made a full recovery.
[h=2]What precautions do I need to take if I'm diagnosed with placenta praevia?[/h][FONT=arial, helvetica, ]If you are diagnosed after week 20, but you're not bleeding, your doctor may advise you not to do anything strenuous. This could include household chores, lifting and moving heavy furniture, carrying your older toddler, doing any vigorous exercise[/FONT] and even sex!

It's a good idea to take care while commuting, as our roads are often full of potholes, unruly traffic and steep bumpy speed breakers. Try to limit the use of auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and buses during peak traffic hours. Use your own transport if possible, or hire a taxi which will allow you to manage the speed and better maintained routes.

Talk to your doctor and other mums with placenta praevia. Getting as much information as you can, will help you understand your condition. Our community is a great place to meet other mums who may be in the same stage as you.

Most importantly stay positive and surround yourself with things you love such as family, friends, a good book, DVDs of your favourite movies, a cup of tea/coffee, or music.

courtesy: babycenter.in



Commander's of Penmai
May 25, 2012
Hi Suneeta
Congratulations & Best Wishes for a safe delivery of healthy Baby soon.
I was about to give the DO's & DON'Ts. then I saw Sumitra's post .This gives all the details.
That is the best advise.
Don't do heavy work at home or work place.
Don't lift anything- including pressure cooker, any babies, shopping bags etc.
Don't travel in Bikes, Auto-rickshaw, Bus etc. Travel only by car 7 tRY TO AVOID TRAVELLING IN bUMPY ROADS IF ALTERNATE ROUTE IS AVAILABLE.
Avoid travelling as much as possible.
Don't walk fast in Staircase.

Please be positive.
Think always positive. Imagine you are delivering a healthy baby safely.

Mostly the doctor will prefer to do Elective Ceaserian section around 36 weeks.
Inbetween if you have any bleeding,- even mild spotting, immediately consult your doctor.
Don't be panicky & tensed all the time.
Prema Barani


Supreme Ruler's of Penmai
Registered User
Sep 19, 2012
Madras @ சென்னை
Congrat Suneta

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