yet another question - does anterior placenta = hard labor? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 03-13-2008, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
mamatosaskia's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have an anterior placenta with this pregnancy. I did a google search and it sounds like a lot of women claim that an anterior placental makes for a harder labor. The theory seems to be that baby likes to face the placenta and an anterior placenta will mean a sunny-side up baby.

Anyone want to weigh in on this? I had such a great first labor and I want to believe the next one will be just as great, but I have to admit the idea of back labor scares me.

mamatosaskia is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 6 Old 03-13-2008, 09:24 PM
Kylahroo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Minnesota!
Posts: 1,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmmm...I've never heard this! I've had an anterior placenta with at least 2 of my pregnancies and have never had back labor. I have gone into labor with baby in a posterior position, but they always move into a better position long before labor gets hard. Maybe I'm just lucky?
Kylahroo is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 03-13-2008, 09:28 PM
wryknowlicious's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1,217
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Popping in from July!

This thread caught my interest becaue i have an Anterior Placenta this time as well.

My 1st 2 babies wer eboth high posterior placentas - however they were SunnySide up!

So I can attest to labouring and birthinbg a SunnySide up baby. I was allllllllllll BACK labor. I never ever flet a contraction across my front unless it was a braxton hicks weeks earlier. Both of my labors were complete back labors - nothign up front, all pain/feeling in the back.

Now I;m wondering whats in store this time with an anterior placenta.
wryknowlicious is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 03-13-2008, 10:16 PM
JustVanessa's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: On the river bank....
Posts: 6,616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ds was posterior with a posterior placenta. Back labor sucks.

Vanessa belly.gif, wife to Kev , mama to Byron (5) wild.gif and Billie (2) and  due in June
JustVanessa is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 03-13-2008, 10:50 PM
mommyminer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My last placenta was anterior (at least I had all the indications it was anterior except for an US). It was my hardest labor, b/c it was my first baby that was positioned correctly I had a long early labor but only a 4 hour active labor ~ which is fast for me. She hung out on the right side till the day I went into labor ~ then she positioned herself correctly.

I saw the chiro a lot (who also is an acupuncturist and has a lot of experience working with pg women), visualized the correct position and practiced OFP positions.

I read about the baby not wanting to turn their back to their placenta ~ mine didn't until labor. I wouldn't worry about what you can't change.

Janel ~ wife and mother of 4, L&D RN, midwifery student
mommyminer is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 03-15-2008, 07:32 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 446
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
my last placenta was anterior at my 18 wk ultrasound, and L&D was quick and manageable. This baby also has an anterior placenta, so we'll see, but I don't anticipate trouble.

boy oh boy oh boy oh.....??
newlywaaz is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 11,335

20 members and 11,315 guests
Deborah , Elliedeee , emmy526 , hillymum , Katherine73 , Leelee3 , manyhatsmom , mckittre , medicalfun63 , motordna3 , Patricia Solves , RebeccaWo , RollerCoasterMama , scaramouche131 , sciencemum , seap3 , sren , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.