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February 28th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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My ultrasound at 12 weeks showed my placenta was high and posterior. I was so happy because I had anterior with my daughter. My 20 week scan showed opposite information. It was low real low and on the anterior side again. I am hoping as I stretch or grow more it will move up. Anyone have a placenta that has moved?
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March 1st, 2013, 01:45 AM
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The sonographer explained to me that once the placenta is attached it can't move within the uterus but it moves with the uterus as the uterus gets bigger. I also had a lowish anterior placenta and she said that the anterior wall of the uterus moves up more than the posterior wall, so she wasn't concerned. She explained it like drawing a dot on the bottom of a balloon, then blowing it up to see where the dot moves to. I hope this makes sense!
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March 1st, 2013, 12:56 PM
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I've wondered this myself - there seems to be some debate on the internet as to whether the uterus actually moves above the pelvic area, or just grows up from inside it. I was going to ask my OB next week.
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