I am having my 3rd c section in August and only just realised i have an anterior placenta. For some reason i am really freaked out that this is dangerous to the baby.. Can anyone give me some information regarding an anterior placenta. Ive played doctor google but ive only found negative stuff which doesnt help..
I've had 2 low anterior placentas and both were c-sections, my understanding is the cut (bikini cut) is so low that it's not where the placenta is. One of mine was 1.8 cms from the o/s and still had a c-section.
The incision for a C/S is almost always on the lower uterine segment and unless you have a low lying placenta it will not be impacted at all. In an emergency classical C/S if the placenta is on the anterior wall they cut through it but this is done in a time frame where baby is out and not dependent on the placenta very quickly. Try not to stress OP and stay off google :-) Anterior placentas are very common.
I just found out today (only 13wks) that mine is anterior and I was wondering what it meant for c-sec as well. Glad the answers are already here (not seeing Ob for another 3wks) for me in case it doesn't move away
16 days to go and im STILL freaking out.. why oh why do I google things
I don't know if this will comfort you but in 3 decades I have never seen a baby or mother injured due to them having an anterior placenta at C/S. An anterior placenta is not an abnormal finding. Please, please get off google and try and enjoy your last 16 days.
Anterior placentas are pretty common and OBs are used to dealing with them so I wouldn't worry. I've currently got one anterior placenta and one posterior placenta with my twins and my OB isn't concerned in the slightest.
Hi Ladies. I just thought I would update you all, and thankyou all so much for listening to my worries. I saw my OB today and discussed with him my concerns. He took me over to his ultrasound machine and we had a look at baby. My placenta has moved over to the right side and nowhere near where he has to cut. My babys placenta is also very healthy. All in all baby is fine and my ob thinks 9 pound plus hahaha.. There is quite a lot of fluid around baby which he assures me is perfectly normal also. I am having my c section 7am Monday morning, its all very very real now and I cant wait to meet him. Thankyou again for listening to a very worried mummy xoxo