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Q&A: What is the best placental positioning?

How far away does the placenta need to be from the cervix to have natural child birth? --bridget88

Re: How far away does the placenta need to be from the cervix to have natural child birth? --bridget88

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We generally recommend that the placenta be more than two centimeters away from the cervix to allow for vaginal birth. If it is any closer, your risk of significant bleeding or hemorrhage at birth is increased.

Dr. Ashley Roman

re: Q: Placental position?

I was diagnosed with placenta previa at 14 weeks. At 18 weeks I was told that it had resolved. I had a few more ultrasounds and then I had a small bleeding episode with brown blood around 23 weeks. My OB said it looked like my placenta might be covering the cervix again, so she sent me for another ultrasound in radiology. At 25 weeks, I was again diagnosed with previa (marginal vs partial). I go back around 30 weeks for another ultrasound. My question is simple but the answer is probably tricky. Is it more likely that they just didn't see my placenta at those several ultrasounds halfway through my pregnancy or did my placenta really move out of the way only to return again?

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Q&A: What is the best placental positioning?

From my point of view being pregnant is the best period of a woman's life. But everything to go well and to be able to have a natural childbirth the woman should take care of her body and do periodic medical examinations, including taking nighthawk radiology of her belly. Only with an X-ray she can assure that everything is OK.

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