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OK- At 18 weeks I was found to have a low-lying placenta. Knowing that over 90% of these "discovered" at the 20 week u/s "move" as the uterus grows, I wasn't too worried. Well, I am now 30 weeks and baby is breech. I also am measuring 2 to 3 weeks larger than the 6 week u/s indicated due date. I had gone off the pill and went almost 2 months with no period, so I am really not sure on dates. We did the early u/s both to date and because I was spotting. So, I am finding links like this <a href="http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/placentaprevia.html" target="_blank">http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pre...ntaprevia.html</a><br>
That show that breech presentation and measuring large for dates are both indicators of placenta previa. I will have a repeat u/s at 33-34 weeks to see where the placenta is now. I *know* that well over 90% of breech presentation and low-lying placenta "issues" are resolved on their own, but I am getting a little concerned. My m/w is not, I found this info in my own researching. I was just wondering what other moms experiences where with low-lying placenta/breech presentation or what the m/w's on the board have experienced with this. Thanks!
 

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Hi there,<br><br>
I had a low-lying placenta at my 20 week u/s and my baby was breech at 30 weeks and I was measuring an average of 2 weeks larger (although that depended who measured me, one midwife said I was totally normal measurement and two others said I was measuring large, I believed the one who said it was normal).<br>
I was scheduled for a u/s at 34 weeks to check the position of the placenta and the day before my scan I had a midwife appointment and was told my baby was still breech.<br>
The day of my scan though, they found she was cephalic, my placenta had moved well out of the way but I was still measuring 2weeks larger.<br><br>
She didn't engage into my pelvis until I was in labour which I'm convinced is why I was always measuring larger, she was always floating around somewhere under my ribs, and even the day before I gave birth wasn't anywhere near my pelvis but I gave birth at home with no problems.<br><br>
I hope this helps you relax. I hope it goes as smoothly for you too!
 

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Honestly this is one of the reasons I refuse u/s without medical reason. Lots of placentas are low at 20 weeks and fine by term. Lots of babies are breech at 30 weeks and vertex by term. Lots of worry for no good reason.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I had a lowlying placenta w/ds2, and he was breech at 35 weeks but the placenta had moved.<br><br>
Remember your "due" date is simply a guess, and with your history of no AF the months before conception, maybe even a wild guess. I had no AF the month before ds2 was conceived, so I knew my due date would be iffy. They insisted I was full term enough to do the scheduled c/s in early Dec. Well, they wouldn't listen to me when I said, no, closer to Christmas is more like it. Sure enough, ds comes out 5lb 13oz, covered in fur like a little monkey, clearly not finished gestating. Surprised OB exclaims as he lifts him out, "OH! He's a <i>little</i> peanut!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Thankfully we narrowly avoided a NICU stay and had him home in a few days. Taught me to stand up and not put up with their all-knowing attitude, they put my ds at risk and I won't get bullied into silence again.<br><br><br>
Due dates are not accurate and for moms like us who had irregular cycles, even less accurate.
 
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