I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and at the ultrasound scan yesterday they advised me that I have a low lying placenta. What could this mean?

A low lying placenta is one that is attached low down in your uterus (womb), close to or cover the cervix (neck of your womb). It's quite common to see this at the 20 week scan. However as your pregnancy progresses, the placenta normally moves upwards and away from your cervix; in only a very small proportion of pregnancies does the placenta remain close to or covering your cervix. If this happens, you may experience bleeding in pregnancy and when the time comes you may need a Caesarean delivery.

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