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<p>I've never had an anterior placenta and I'm not sure if there are any risks normally associated with labor/birth with an anterior placenta? Any info on this to help ease my mind about the birth?</p>
 

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<p>I don't think there are that many increased risks, so I wouldn't worry too much about it <img alt=":)" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" style=""></p>
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<p>I think there's an elevated chance of having a posterior baby, and generally it's not a great idea to do external version on a uterus with an anterior placenta (which doesn't much matter unless baby's breech).  </p>
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<p>Other than that, I don't know too many other risks. </p>
 

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<p>I had an anterior placenta with my first two kids and I kind of suspect I have one again since I'm over 19 weeks and still barely and rarely feel movement. I've never been told anything about there being risks associated with an anterior placenta. I didn't have any complications with my two kids.</p>
 

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<p>I had an anterior placenta with my first two kids and I kind of suspect I have one again since I'm over 19 weeks and still barely and rarely feel movement. I've never been told anything about there being risks associated with an anterior placenta. I didn't have any complications with my two kids.</p>
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<p>Were they faced sunny side up?</p>
 

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<p>Were they faced sunny side up?</p>
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<p>I had to look up what that meant and honestly, based on the fact that I don't know for sure, I'm gonna go ahead and guess no. Both my labors were super short and easy (as far as labors go) with no medication and no complications.</p>
 

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<p>Sorry, I meant face up instead of face down. lol</p>
 

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<p>This is my third baby with an anterior placenta, so I really can't compare the two. My first was posterior. I did a lot of spinning babies stuff, hands and knees and swimming with my second, and her birth was super easy. I did want to be forward leaning or on my hands and knees during contractions and pushing though.</p>
 

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<p>I have an anterior placenta this time and the only thing I've noticed to be different so far, is with my first baby I felt movement from 20 weeks, but with this one I didn't feel it until 22 weeks. I haven't been told anything about there being any risks with the birth due to anterior placenta, I wouldn't guess so as the only thing I've read to be concerned about is if the placenta is low down in the way of pushing the baby out. I have read the placenta can move around during pregnancy, so maybe it won't stay anterior? But I hope it does because I would worry if it moved lower down not to the back.</p>
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<p>It would be good to know if placenta position makes birth easier or harder, but I've not heard of it. </p>
 

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<p>I'm a little afraid of my placenta moving lower towards my cervix instead of staying out of the way.</p>
 
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