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If you have a client that has a low lying placenta how far do you want it to be from the cervix in order for you to let the woman have a vaginal birth???<br><br>
I was diagnosed with a low lying placenta at 18 weeks and at 34 weeks is hasn't budged. It is currently 1.5 cm from my os. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.<br><br>
What do you think the odds are that it will move? And, because it hasn't moved at all since 18 weeks does that lower my chances that it will grow upwards???<br><br>
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I would usually only count the measurement right before labour, but taking history into account.<br>
1.5cm is pretty close, but still not a true praevia. have you had any bleeding?<br>
It is still possible for you to birth vaginally, but you are at a higher risk of haemmoraging. as long as you don't start bleeding, it should be fine, but I would suggest you birth in a hospital, or very near to one, and don't let anyone do any vaginal exams. be on the alert for bleeding.
 

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we recently just had a good thread on this, if i can find it i will post a link
 
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