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Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 6:02pm

Placenta Previa changing and flying

Hi all,

Had my 19w scan yesterday all was fine with the baby but I was told my placenta is completely covering my cervix and unlikely to move. So I was told I would need a c section. I was wondering if anyone's placenta moved after 20 w though you were told it was unlikely. I was told I would have another scan at 32W to see how things were going.
Also I have a wedding in July in the UK and need to fly home is this likely given I have due early Sept?

Jo xx

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Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 8:18pm

Hi Jo
I had a bleed at 17weeks and was told I had Placenta Previa (although the cons said it couldn't be officialy called that at 17weeks!),anyway mine was completely covering the cervix.I had a scan at 28 weeks and both placenta's (I'm having twins), have moved. I was amazed.I never thought they would.So they are no longer lying.

Don't give up hope,'most' placenta's do move.

Sorry I don't about the flying.




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Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 1:42am

Hi there, it depends on how much of your placenta is covering the cervix whether or not there will be any change on a later scan. If it's only an edge, then chances are it will be better as your uterus grows, but if it's further over then I would think you will need a c/section. You said you were hoping to fly in July - would you be around 34/35 weeks then? If so, you will know for cetain if you have a placenta praevia, and you would be advised against flying, . I don't think any airline would accept you, because of the risk of bleeding. Sorry! :sadface:

ps I think this thread has been posted in the wrong place. Could some kind moderator please fix? :)

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