Low Lying Placenta in pregenancy : Help Anyone !!!

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Pawan
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Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:43 am 
Post subject: Low Lying Placenta in pregenancy : Help Anyone !!!
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I am "Pawan" from Gurgaon, India. I am scared about something related to my partner's pregnancy. Docotrs are saying that she has lower lying placenta previa with grade 1. Just for your information. Placenta is the thing, which is responsible for providing oxyigen and food to the growing baby. Generally it is placed in the upper portion, but in case of 15-20% women, it is found lower lying. Earlier scan reports were showing its distance from utrus 3.5 cm, but now it is showing 1 cm. It is our first chance, so we are really worried about are baby. 25 weeks have been progressed and we are left with almost 2.5 months more. Anyone reading this topic, if he/she can tell us whether our concern is really worth, pls tell me what can be the best way that we can help our baby to come out in this world without any problems. Thanks a lot !
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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:19 pm 
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hi pawan.
with low lying placenta's there level of risk is graded on a scale of 1 to 4. 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest. so although it is scary your partner has the lowest rosk factor of placenta previa. the best thing that she can do is just take it easy, no heavy lifting or strenuous activity is best,
once the placenta has attached tio the uterus there is no way to remove it or change its position. the placenta will detatch and be delivered during labour, after the baby is born.
your partner should be monitored by her midwife as normal although she will most probably have another scan just to keep an eye on it and maybe a check up with her consultant.
if you are unsure about anything though, always ask your midwife. shes there to support boith yourself and your partner through pregnancy and provide any information that you may need. so please, dont hesitate to ask her anything.

and the other bit of advice i would give, is that any sign that she may be having pain, or she starts bleeding or spotting contact your midwife straight away.

hope this helps

charl Razz
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