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#1 of 5 Old 06-26-2013, 08:56 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm planning a vbac, determined on homebirth, DETERMINED! In my state there's complications with having a legal homebirth with a midwife since Its a vbac, so if I can't find an attendant I'm just gathering some information on unassisted hbac.
I believe 100% in my body's ability to give birth but....
I have a anterior placenta, I had 1 with my first too, I hardly felt him move, I feel this baby move more & more everyday, my 22 week ultrasound showed him laying transverse then heads up (so he's switching positions alot)
I'm not Necessarily worried he won't go heads down I'm worried this increase in movement could mean the placenta is moving lower toward my uterine scar & I'm scared I'm gonna end up with placenta previa or placenta. Accreta.

Am I being a worry wort or anyone have some words of wisdom
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Placentas never move downwards, only up or stay in the same place. I know "never" is a strong word, but I think it is appropriate here. So if they thought your placenta was OK (away from the scar, not previa) at 22 weeks then it is. That being said, technically accreta can happen to any placenta anywhere, I can't say "never" for that wink1.gif
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Thank you! That actually gives me alot of peace haha <3
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Not to worry. I've had 9 HBAC, 8 of those UC's. My last was an anterior placenta, my first, that I know and all was just fine.

Annabelle Catholic wife to Jeff '92 and mom to Makaley 19 Arden 19 Anniston 17 Taegan 14 Balen 12 Kellen 10 Ellery 8 Innish 6 Eiley 4 Finnian 3 Esca 2 our 8th uc.jpghomeschool.gifwaterbirth.jpgIHhbac.gifbftoddler.gifvbac.gifand expecting sweet pea January 2014.

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Anterior just means it is at the front- not at the bottom. As the uterus grows the placenta is usually drawn upwards with it. If it was far away from the cervix/scar before it will not be closer now. It doesn't 'move' as it is firmly attached to the uterus. 

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