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what does posterior placenta grade 2 high lying with visualization of sublacental sonolucency mean?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal attachment: :Your placenta is attached to the back wall of the uterus and is high enough inside the uterus to not be of concern for a "low lying" placenta that can bleed. This is all normal.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is the best placement of the placenta?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not over cervix: The placenta can be anywhere inside the uterus. The location is not particularly important as long as it is not covering the cervix. This is called a placenta previa. If a previa is present then the baby will need to be delivered by c section.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Will I need a c-section if my placenta is in a low position?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: If the placenta is covering the opening of the cervix (the os) the yes a C-section will be needed. Most doctors say as long as the edge of the placenta is at least 2 CM away from the os the vaginal delivery is safe.
A 31-year-old member asked:

When does the placenta attach to the uterus?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: As soon as the developing embryo is implanted in the uterus and the placenta begins development.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do the doctors do with the placenta after birth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends!: In any high risk or complicated deliveries, we send the placenta to pathology to look for any reason for the complications. In normal deliveries, the placenta is bundled together with other placentas and cremated. If you want to keep the placenta, you can ask your doctor. It does have to be handled in a special manner though. So let us know before your delivery.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is a low-lying placenta?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Plac covers cervix: The placenta can be located anywhere inside the uterus. If the placenta covers the opening of the cervix then it is called a placenta previa. In some cases it is not covering the opening but is close. This is referred to as a low lying placenta. This is common early in pregnancy and is monitored by ultrasound. If the placenta is covering the cervix then a C-section is needed for delivery.

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