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Placenta Positions

Updated: Jan 25

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

Placenta previa - A "low-lying placenta," also known as placenta previa, occurs when the placenta is partially or fully covering the 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 in the second trimester to determine your placenta's location and whether you will need a c-section to deliver your baby.

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

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