Q. Do I have any risk due to the posterior position of placenta?

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Dr. Digvijay
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This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 20, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 11 weeks 2 days pregnant and as per my US report placenta is posterior, low lying, just covering the OS. Retroplacental area is clear and placental maturity is grade 0. I previously had two C-section birth. Is there any chance of shifting the placenta upper or do I have any risk due to the position of the placenta? I am really worried. Kindly suggest.

Dr. Digvijay

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


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It is the first-trimester scan. It is good that it is posterior placenta with previous two C-section. If it is anterior, then it is difficult to travel upward. Higher chances of an adherent placenta in the anterior placenta. You need serial monitoring by ultrasonography. Do at 19 to 20 weeks for baby anomalies, placental location and to rule out any adherent placenta.

Again do ultrasonography at eight months for confirmation. Mostly placenta migrates upward as baby and uterus grow. For now, do the following: Bed rest, avoid lifting of weight and prolonged traveling, watch for any bleeding, keep follow up with gynecologist regularly.

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