How To Move Placenta Up Naturally? | What Does Baby Movement Feel Like With Anterior Placenta?

In pregnancies, the placenta attaches to the front or back of the womb. But sometimes, it attaches lower down and covers a part or all of the entrance to the womb.

I have already shared a post related to this topic What Is Placenta Previa? I hope you read this post.

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What is the placenta?

The placenta is a type of organ that helps your baby develop and grow. It’s attached to the uterus lining and is connected to your baby by the umbilical cord. The placenta carries oxygen, nutrients, and antibodies from the blood supply to your baby. In addition, it carries waste products from your baby to your blood supply, so your body can get relieved of them.

There are many things relating to the placenta that can affect your pregnancy and birth.

I had earlier shared: Can You Donate Blood While Pregnant?. I hope you read the post.

What is a low-lying placenta?

The placenta grows in your first weeks of pregnancy, wherever the fertilized egg implants itself. This could be along the top, front, sides, or back wall of the womb.

In many pregnancies, the placenta attaches to the main part of the uterus. But in some women, the placenta attaches lower down and covers some or all of the entrance to the womb.

In many cases of a low-lying placenta, the placenta moves up and out of the way as the womb grows during pregnancy. But seldom, the placenta stays in the lower part of the uterus as the pregnancy continues.

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How to move placenta up naturally?

As the uterus develops and grows during pregnancy, the position of the placenta seems to move on from the cervix or move upwards. “There are no remedies or methods to move the placenta up naturally.”

The placenta moves up in 90% of women who have a 20-week scan showing a low-lying placenta.

Low-lying placenta in the 12-28 weeks?

In the early weeks of your pregnancy, from 12 – 20 weeks, it is normal to see the placenta in the lower part of the uterus, near the cervix. This is termed low-lying placenta and is a common phenomenon.

What causes a low-lying placenta?

The specific reasons for the low-lying placenta are unclear. 

Is bed rest necessary for the low-lying placenta?

Bed rest is not advised for a low placenta unless there is heavy bleeding. 

Types of low-lying placenta

First degree ( Type-I Placenta Previa Lateralis– Low lying placenta)

The part of the placenta is attached to the upper segment &only the lower margin encroaches onto the lower section but not up to the internal OS.

Second degree ( Type-II Placenta Previa marginalis)

The placenta reaches the internal OS but does not cover it entirely.

Type-III (Partial Central Incomplete)  

Partially placenta covers the internal os.

Include the internal OS when it is close but not when it dilates fully.

Central or total (Type-IV)

 The placenta fully covers the internal OS when it dilates fully.

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Treatment for low-lying placenta

In some cases, the placenta moves up on its own as the womb increases in size, and there is no special treatment for a low placenta.

A low-lying placenta can not always result in ‘Placenta Previa,’ so you shouldn’t get confused between the two situations.

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Precautions for low-lying placenta

Precautions for low-lying placenta at 14 to 20 weeks are required in a few cases. Women with placenta previa should:

Avoid sexual intercourse.

If you have had to bleed with a low placenta, I may advise you to refrain from intercourse, which may worsen the bleeding.

You must read this article: Sex In Pregnancy

Stay on bed rest. 

Bed rest can be advised if you experience bleeding. The term and permitted movements are greatly discussed with your doctor.

Consume Iron-rich Foods.

Eat foods rich in iron to decrease the risk of anemia during pregnancy. Bleeding can cause you to lose the number of blood cells and thereby lower your Haemoglobin levels. 

Must read: A Healthy Diet Plan During Pregnancy

Don’t skip consultations.

Repeat scans need around 32 weeks to assess the position of the placenta. Many times, the placenta will have moved on from the cervix. However, if the placenta is still covering the cervix or you see bleeding, we will monitor you to evaluate your and your baby’s health.

“This is why it is important to keep record of your consultations and speak to your doctor as advised,”

To learn more, you can read this post: Do And Don’t For Pregnancy

What does the baby move feel like with anterior placenta?

Most women with an anterior placenta feel their baby move a little later than women who don’t. Because the placenta leaves your baby from the front of your tummy, it acts as a bit of a buffer to the baby’s moves.

Your baby will be moving, but it’s harder to feel the subtle movements from the outside while she’s still small.

Conclusion

There is no treatment for the low-lying placenta. Still, doctors will prescribe the precautions depending on the nature of your pregnancy, immunity, health, and the baby’s position. In today’s day, there are many new-age techniques and steps taken to give the most importance to the life of the mother and the baby.

As scary and unlikely as it sounds, it is important to remember that a huge 90% of low-lying placenta cases have resolved themselves. So don’t worry if you’re diagnosed with the conditions. Instead, follow your doctor-prescribed steps and try your best to enjoy your pregnancy because good things come to those who wait!

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