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#1 of 4 Old 09-09-2010, 12:29 PM - Thread Starter
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I went to my 36-week appointment yesterday and my midwife took a long time rereading the notes from my 20-week ultrasound (level 2).
Then she said she'd like to schedule an ultrasound because apparently at 20 weeks, I had a low placenta.

Of course, that was the first I'd ever heard of it! I asked what that could mean, and she said something about bleeding. But she didn't expand and didn't make it seem like that big of a deal. It was only when I got home and started Googling that I started to get worried.

Has anyone experienced this? I'm hoping for a VBAC this time around (and my midwife knows this!), and it sounds like low placentas can sometimes necessitate a C-section. Ugh.

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I hope they find the answer they need and let you know. For me, its the not knowing that drives me nutso. I hate when they leave out pertinent information like that! I hope you get your VBAC, but safely.

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I had a low lying placenta at 20 weeks, they recheck it at 28-ish and it was nice and high. My doctor said they generally move, so hopefully yours has too!

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Placenta previa is pretty rare, so it is most likely that your placenta will have moved by this point, although it can be fairly common to have a low lying placenta at 20 weeks.

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