Anterior Placenta and Repeat C-section?

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Registered: 01-23-2005
Anterior Placenta and Repeat C-section?
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 11:48am

I am 25 weeks and still going back and forth between repeat c-section or VBAC. I am sort of leaning towards repeat c-section since my baby's heartrate has been on the lower side of normal this whole pregnancy AND I have an anterior placenta.

Anyone have any experience with anterior placenta? And have a previous c-section? I am worried about possible implantation into my previous scar - and of course the

EDD 6/15/09
DS#1 Aug 05

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 1:43am

Hi Shellee -

Welcome to the board. I don't have any experience with an anterior placenta. That's in the front, right? (LOL!) My doctor told me that if I did have a placenta in the front that it's not a huge deal unless, as you mention, it becomes a placenta accreta. They should be able to tell you if you're experiencing an accreta by ultrasound. My understanding is there are also typically symptoms of bleeding, etc.