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Grade 2 anterior placenta at 26 weeks what's the meaning?

Grade 2 anterior placenta at 26 weeks what's the meaning?

US Naming System ...: Study: http://www.Learningradiology.Com/notes/gunotes/placentapage.Htm, anterior means towards front, closer to the abdomen than back. The grades are simply appearance characteristics on ultrasound which may correlate with relative health of placental development, blood supply to fetus and potential fetal health/outcomes. A good OB physician should be able to help you with specifics for individual. ...Read more

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My last ultra sound says that I have an "anterior placenta". What does that mean?

My last ultra sound says that I have an "anterior placenta". What does that mean?

Front: Anterior refers to the front of the body. The placenta can implant on any portion of the uterus. Yours just happens to be on the front side. Totally normal. However, occasionally this can make it more difficult to hear baby's heart beat ...Read more

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I just had my ultrasound at 16 wiks 3 days and it says anterior placenta grade 1 pls. Explain further?

Placenta location: This is just stating for your doctor that your placenta is at the front (anterior) part of your uterus. The grading system reflects the age of the placenta. It will go from grade 1 to 2 and 3 as the pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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Is having a anterior placenta pregnancy something to worry?

Is having a anterior placenta pregnancy something to worry?

Cesarean section: If you have a cesarean section, then a low anterior placenta has to be planned for. This can cause a situation of heavier bleeding during the surgery. Also, if you are traumatized in you abdomen, the placenta might be more prone to injury. ...Read more

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What are the risks of turning a baby that is breech with a anterior placenta?

What are the risks of turning a baby that is breech with a anterior placenta?

More difficult: The risk of causing an abnormality in the baby's heart rate is the same regardless of where the placenta is. An anterior placenta makes turning the baby a little more challenging because it is in between the doctor's hands and the baby. ...Read more

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What is anterior placenta ? My doctor told me I have an anterior placenta. ...what does it mean ?

What is anterior placenta ? My doctor told me I have an anterior placenta. ...what does it mean ?

Not much: Just refers to its position relative to the uterus. This can change and migrate to differnt position during the pregnancy. Not a reason for concern. ...Read more

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Can me having an anterior placenta be the reason why I'm 28weeks and still only feel little movement sometimes nothing at all ?

 Can me having an anterior placenta be the reason why I'm 28weeks and still only feel little movement sometimes nothing at all ?

Anterior Placenta: Yes an anterior placenta can certainly make it harder to feel your baby move at this stage. As your baby grows you should be able to feel movement easier but it will still be less than if your placenta was posterior. Good luck and happiness with your pregnancy. ...Read more