Placenta Previa is a condition which describes the position of the placenta during pregnancy as either partially or totally covering the cervix. In most pregnancies, the placenta attaches at the top or side of the uterus. In Placenta Previa, the placenta attaches to the lower area of the uterus.
*The vast majority of Placenta Previa cases - almost 90% - will resolve itself during the 2nd trimester!
- Your placenta will begin to grow wherever the embryo implants itself. If this is in the lower portion of the uterus it can lead to Placenta Previa.
- The severity of each case depends on how much of the cervix is covered - if the placenta only partially covers the cervix, as the uterus grows it may pull the placenta higher and away from the cervix. If the placenta is across the cervix, however, it's unlikely to resolve with time.
WHAT TO DO
- Continue to exercise - movement can help move the placenta during the 2nd trimester
- Include safe, modified inversions as much as possible as this type of movement can help move the placenta move during the 2nd trimester
- Check back in with your doctor/midwife to see how the condition progresses and plan accordingly