Placenta Positions


Posterior placenta - This means your baby’s placenta has attached itself to the upper or back of the uterine wall. Having a posterior placenta is very common and one of the best locations for the placenta to be in to help baby get into position for delivery.


Placenta previa - Also known as a ‘low-lying placenta’ is where the placenta is partially or fully covering your cervix, in order to deliver your baby naturally, the placenta needs to have moved up before the third trimester. You will need to have an ultrasound later on in the second trimester to determine your placentas location and whether you will need a c-section to deliver your baby.


Anterior placenta - Having an anterior placenta is also common, this means the placenta has attached itself to the front of your uterine wall, it can either be partial or complete. Usually with an anterior placenta this can cause you to not feel baby move until a later stage in your pregnancy and you may find you don’t feel baby’s kicks or movement in a certain area of your stomach.


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