Can I still carry my baby if I am told that the placenta is covering the cervix?

Yes, you can. This condition is known as placenta praevia if the placenta still covers the cervix in the third trimester of pregnancy. The placenta may be found to be covering the cervix at the 20 week scan, in which case a further scan at around 34 weeks is normally arranged. By this time, in most cases, the placenta has ''migrated'' away from the cervix as your womb grows upwards. In only a small proportion of women is the placenta still covering the cervix. If it is, then clearly a vaginal delivery would be hzardous because of the risk of placental bleeding, and a Caesarean is advised.
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