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#1 of 4 Old 08-10-2013, 08:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an anterior low-lying placenta.  It was measured to be .7cm from the inside opening of my cervix.  The tech said that they like it to be at least 1 cm so I'll need it rechecked at 28 weeks.  What concerns are there about a placenta that's so close to the opening of the cervix?  Would it potentially just get in the baby's way?


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Their concern is it coming out before the baby, or at the exact same time.

 

If you've had a chance to read Robin Lim's book Placenta the Forgotten Chakra, she talks about a client who asked the placenta to move and it moved all the way to the ideal place.

 

I'd also recommend checking out the Opening The Way meditations from The Monroe Institute.  http://www.monroeinstitute.org/product/opening-the-way/‎  I've seen testimonials on it where women have been having all sorts of complications and started doing the meditations and ended up with very healthy remainder of their pregnancy and natural birth.  I'm doing the meditations myself, and all is well so far.

 

Wish you all the best with it.

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They usually move up, or more technically the uterus stretches and the site with the placenta rises. If it's close to placenta previa by the end, besides physically blocking the way, dilation can cause it to detach, then baby won't have it's proper blood supply and there's a bleeding risk to you too. C section is pretty much the only choice with previa.  But, it's early yet and not totally at the bottom, things should be fine.

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Thanks, those are the concerns I knew of already.  It's not covering the cervix at all, so I figure it will "move up" as my uterus grows and I will try not to worry.

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