This is a discussion on Low Lying Placenta within the Second Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by Smurfete Sad to hear that you have spent your Xmas and New Year in Kandang Kerbau Hospital. Anyway, rest ...
I'm currently 24weeks pregnant. Was diagnosed with low-lying placenta at 21 weeks. My placenta was covering my cervix completely then. But my gynae did say that there's 80 to 90% chance that the placenta will move up as the tummy gets bigger. I went for my check-up again yesterday and was told that the placenta has moved slightly and is now partially covering the placenta and not completely. I'm hoping that it will move up coz I wld rather avoid c-section if I can. This is my 3rd child by the way.
If placenta is posterior, c-section is quite a minor surgery. The baby is located in front of the placenta. He/she can be delivered with a small opening. The placenta is removed after baby is delivered. The healing process is very fast. Pain is quite minor too,
I'll have to ask my gynae the next time i see her then
I had low lying placenta and still low by 37 weeks of pregnancy. No big deal, just proceed to C-sec, as long as the baby is fine.
Low lying placenta no need to be too worry, unless it is placenta previa, meaning placenta is lying unusually low in your uterus, next to or covering your cervix.
Good luck, hopefully it moves by third trimester and you can give birth naturally.
I had the same problem like you when I was pregnant. I had c-sec at 35 weeks coz my water bag burst. Actually I intended to have normal birth but after being induced my cervix didn't open & baby head hadn't come down so got no choice. My baby was born small 2.4kg, but he's healthy boy. He's now 6.5 months weighing 9kg...