Mother's to be just have a look..... What is plecenta???
The placenta is an organ that helps your baby grow and develop. It’s attached to the lining of the womb and is connected to your baby by the umbilical cord. The placenta passes oxygen, nutrients and antibodies from your blood supply to your baby.;
What is an anterior plecenta???
People sometimes think that having an anterior placenta is linked to having a low lying plecenta but;it is not. A low-lying placenta;also known as placenta praevia;is when the placenta attaches lower down and may cover a part of or all of the cervix (the entrance to the womb).
How will you know if I have an anterior plecenta?
You will find out whether you have an anterior plecenta during your second ultrasound when your are 18 to 21 weeks pregnant.
Having an anterior placenta can make it a bit harder to feel your baby move because your baby is cushioned by the placenta lying at the front of your stomach.;However, it’s very important that you never assume that having an anterior placenta is a reason why you can’t feel your baby movement;
Baby's position in womb :-
Having an anterior placenta increase the chances of the baby being in a back to back position.
Your baby is in a back to back position when you go into labour....it's likely that your baby will turn into the best position for birth and you will have a normal delivery.But having a baby in a back to back position during labour does increase the chance of :
1)a longer labour 2) a more painful labour 3)a C-section 4)assisted birth
Talk to your gyanc or doc if you have any concerns about an anterior plecenta.