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An anterior placenta isn’t typically cause for concern. But there is a possibility that the anterior placenta could grow down instead of up. This means that your placenta grows toward your cervix. However, having an anterior (or even a low-lying) placenta on an early ultrasound doesn’t mean that is where the placenta will stay. It is very common for the position of the placenta to change as the uterus stretches and grows.

An anterior placenta can migrate toward the top, sides, or back of the uterus as the weeks go on. The term “anterior placenta” refers to the location of the placenta within your uterus. Most of the time, a fertilized egg will situate itself in the posterior side of the uterus — the part closest to your spine, which is where the placenta eventually develops, too.

Sometimes, though, the egg implants on the front wall of the opposite side of the uterus, closest to your. Here are some of the things that can be more difficult with an anterior placenta: 1. Fetal heart rate: It takes longer to hear baby’s heartbeat If you’re concerned about risks associated with doppler 2. Fetal movement: It takes longer to feel kicks In general, women with anterior placentas feel. Anterior placenta is the medical term for a placenta that connects to the front of the uterus.

An anterior placenta will sit between the front of. An anterior placenta simply means your placenta is attached to the front wall of your uterus, between the baby and your tummy. It’s a completely normal place for it to implant and develop. It isn’t connected to having a low-lying placenta (called. Usually, the placenta is located behind the baby (posterior placenta); if the placenta is located in front of the baby, it’s called an anterior placenta.

Having an anterior placenta means that it is more likely that the baby will be in the ‘back-to-back’ (or occipito posterior) position. This is where your baby’s head is down but the back of their head and spine is against your spine, rather than against your belly (as it is in the picture at the top of this article). The idea that an anterior placenta means you’re having a girl may have come out of a different theory related to left-right placement.

In 2011, a paper attributed to Dr. Saad Ramzi Ismail claimed. Placentas usually affix themselves in the posterior of the uterus but an anterior placenta implies that the baby is taking a backseat to the placenta, which means that the placenta is on the front wall of the uterus.

List of related literature:

Toward consistent terminology of placental location.

“Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book” by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, Lawrence C Tsen, Warwick D Ngan Kee, Yaakov Beilin, Jill Mhyre, Brian T. Bateman, Naveen Nathan
from Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book
by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

This means that your placenta is lower down than normal, and, if it doesn’t move in time for the birth, this can cause a problem.

“The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks” by Milli Hill
from The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks
by Milli Hill
Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2017

Normally the placenta will implant on the anterior, fundal, posterior, or lateral wall of the uterus.

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from Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography E-Book: 2-Volume Set
by Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Correlates of placental abruption.

“Fetal and Neonatal Brain Injury: Mechanisms, Management and the Risks of Practice” by David K. Stevenson, Philip Sunshine, William E. Benitz, Avroy A. Fanaroff
from Fetal and Neonatal Brain Injury: Mechanisms, Management and the Risks of Practice
by David K. Stevenson, Philip Sunshine, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 2003
from weeks 10 to 14, a fused dichorionic placenta may often be distinguished from a true monochorionic placenta by the presence of an internal dividing membrane or ridge at the placental surface (lambda sign).

“Manual of Neonatal Care” by John P. Cloherty, Eric C. Eichenwald, Anne R. Hansen
from Manual of Neonatal Care
by John P. Cloherty, Eric C. Eichenwald, Anne R. Hansen
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2012

• Marginal or low implantation—the placenta is adjacent to

“Sheehy's Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice” by Emergency Nurses Association
from Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice
by Emergency Nurses Association
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

placenta praevia a condition in which the placenta is situated wholly or partially in the lower and noncontractile part of the uterus.

“Concise Medical Dictionary” by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press
from Concise Medical Dictionary
by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 2015

The first sign that the placenta is separating from the uterine wall is usually the patient’s report that her contractions are starting again.

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from Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Nancy L. Caroline
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017

The placenta is noted to be anterior.

“The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2017/2018 Edition E-Book” by Carol J. Buck
from The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2017/2018 Edition E-Book
by Carol J. Buck
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

An anterior placenta had a significantly greater chance of being low-lying, and the distance of the placental edge from the uterine internal cervical os increased with the age of the gestation.

“Pathology of the Human Placenta, 5th Edition” by Kurt Benirschke, Peter Kaufmann, Rebecca N Baergen
from Pathology of the Human Placenta, 5th Edition
by Kurt Benirschke, Peter Kaufmann, Rebecca N Baergen
Springer New York, 2006

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  • Meri sister ka 3 mhine me ultrasound me placenta interier low lying grade 0 or 6 mhine pure ho gye to ultrasound me upper interier grade 2 Aaya h or fhr plhe me 144 or dusre me 158 please reply dena use kya hoga

  • Mam Mari repot mai fetal heart rate 145bpm placenta anterior low laying distance os 3.0cm pregnancy corresponding to 20wks 2days h iska kya mtlb h plz reply me mam

  • Use full bilkul bhi nahi hai apka video….koi dought clear nahi hua…..jab khud ko jankari hi nahi hai toh video banakar dalne ke kya jarurat hai stupid

  • Pet ki line nabi se niche bilkul sidi h or nabi se uper b sidi h lekin nabi k uper ya ander se nhi jati positer placenta h guss kre kya hoga baby

  • Mera 8month chal raha hai, aur muje posterior left upper hai, muje kya hoga boy or girl please reply, Mera delivery date September 30 Diya hai

  • Mera 7 month chal rhae hy or mene aj hee ultrasound karwaya hy tu reports mai hy k prosterior fundal upper segment hy tu iss ka kya matlb hy or mje kya hoga plz koi btaega

  • Hello mam mera 19week or 3days chal rahe hai maine jab sonography karwaai thi to mera 17 week 1day tha lekin sonography ki report me mujhe placenta ke sath fundal likha hua mila fundal means kya hai mujhe smj ni aaya pls pls replly mam kya ye koi tention ki baat hai

  • Meri wife 18 weeks pregnant h aur placenta posterior h Kya hoga OR first ultrasound m fhr 160 OR 2ND ultrasound m 137 fhr h so kya hoga its our first baby

  • Dekhiye… Ap log kinne b video dekh lo bana lo… But placenta anterior or posterior sirf bby position batata h… Or fhr change hota h har scan me… To jo b ho bby girl ya boy… Dono ko achee se paalo

  • hi..mera 9 months pregnancy chal raha hai..fundo posterior grade 3 hai..r FHR 146 plz bataiye mera baby boy ya baby girl hoga???plz rpy…

  • My dear all viewer who’s watching these types of video not predict urs pregnancy that what will be after birth a boy or a girl.some time we assume alots that posterior means boy and anterior mean girl,, and also think fhr rate also,, these are some manipulate video, belive in God and also urself that what will be born,, our first priority is bby that he or she be fine before birth or after birth ok..

  • Dont misguide innocent people placenta never tells about gender it’s not all time true.so dont mislead people whoever saying inncomment posterior is surity for boy and anterior is surity for girl. So dont mislead them.

  • Placenta:is fundo-Anterior low lying not covering the Internal os,
    Grade 0 maturity. No evidence of placenta previa seen.
    Iska kya mtlb hai.. Kya j norml hai?.. Pls reply.

  • I am 32+6 weeks pregnant i have an anterior placenta and i can feel the baby inside at 24 weeks but bf couldnt feel it til 29 weeks..ive never had a problem with the heart rate not being found it takes a couple mins longer but they get it bc the babys rate is different than the placenta..the placenta has never hindered the viewing of the baby and its my 2nd time have an anterior placenta i had one with my son i didnt with my daughter and now do again..i believe in CP but the placenta makes no difference.

  • Mam meri wife ko 30 weeks complete h or ultrasound me placenta posterior (grade2)h,pr baby breech presentation h.plz tell kya koi pro.ho skti h.

  • Mere altrasound mieh phele plecenta antiriar grand 0 or ab there manth mieh postariar grand 0 hai or heart beats 144 bpm h to mam kiya hoga baby boy ya girl

  • Mam mera posterior, low lying reaching upto os with grade 0 maturity hai or 5month pura Hua hai 3 month m anterior placenta tha mam to mere ko kya hoga

  • Hi….. mam…. mera… placenta posterior grad… 1 h…. dan… muje… kia…. hOga… 5mnt…chal..rha…h…Please tell….???

  • I just had a 3D ultrasound at 31 weeks and my placenta made it very difficult to get clear pictures and I was just told I have an anterior placenta at 32 weeks

  • Mam Mera phle 5 month me altrasound krway the to anterior plesenta tha or ab Mera 8 month h avi krway to posterior plesenta ho gya h to Esse koi dikat to nhi n h

  • I think you have the definition of a cryptic pregnancy waaaay wrong. A cryptic pregnancy is when a woman really is pregnant but doesn’t know and goes on to give birth to a live baby. What your videos seem to be about is phantom pregnancy also know as psuedocyesis.. Just thought you should know the actual word since your entire channel is based on it lol.. if you are in fact talking about cryptic pregnancy in your videos (meaning a woman is pregnant but doesn’t know or has a feeling she is and actually IS pregnant) than my bad for misunderstanding. But the impression I’m getting from your videos is phantom pregnancy not cryptic..

  • This is horrible. Also, why does the doc need to be a man? And the woman seems like she doesn’t know anything.  His advice is to scrub the floor. Yay!! She gets to scrub the floor on her hands and knees!!  They walk away grinning ear to ear. Totally sexist.