1621269 tn?1327203489

Placenta 1.5cm from cervix

Hi Everyone,

Had my 20 weeks scan today.  Baby is measuring perfect to the day, all his organs in the correct place and have blood flow, 10 fingers, 10 toes etc.  He is perfect and coming on great but she said my placenta is only 1.5cm from my cervix and at this stage they would like it to be 3cm away so I have to have another scan at 32 weeks to check it.  Have my OB appointment in a couple of weeks but was wondering if my placenta doesnt stretch enough as my body stretches or grows more over my cervix does that mean that I might have to have a c-section or would a natural birth be possible?

She did say that it wasnt too worrying if it was already covering my cervix now there would be a problem but they do want to keep an eye on it.  I would prefer a natural birth.  Anyone have this experience before or know anything about it?
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1428239 tn?1333457053
I heard it tends to move up for most people so you shouldnt worry about the c section yet..

Of course if it does start to cover your cervix, a c section may be the only option..

I dont know the fine details of partial coverage and vaginal birth.. Im sure someone else will post about it as I have seen it on here several times

But from my understanding from reading other people's situations in most cases it moves up and does not end up being an issue.
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1621269 tn?1327203489
Thanks for the answer to both my questions  Guess I'm just going to have to wait and see what happens in my next scan.  I really would prefer not to have a c-section but if it turns out I have to then I have to I suppose.  I'l keep my fingers crossed the OB has some good news.
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The placenta can move during pregnancy, and often times does to a certain degree.  The problem with the placenta covering the cervix (placenta previa) is that it opens up the risk of bleeding.  The placenta is the site/organ  where mom's blood gives to the baby's blood.  Oxygen, nutrients and wastes are exchanged there.  The placenta if attached over the cervix is at risk once the cervix starts to open.  Bleeding occurs and the oxygen and blood supply of the baby is compromised.  For this reason,  placenta previas do warrant c-sections.  However, where you are at 20 weeks, you still have 20 weeks of pregnancy to go, and your placenta will probably travel.  It bears watching, but not worrying.
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