Usually, in the US conclusion doctors indicate at what uterine wall placenta is situated. This is necessary because gynecologist, observing a pregnant woman can determine whether there is placenta previa or not. Placenta previa – a pathology, when the placenta is attached close to the internal os of the cervix. But what does “Location of the placenta on the anterior wall of the uterus” mean? Is it dangerous for the mother and baby?
Location of the placenta during pregnancy may be different. This means that it can be located in different parts of the uterus. Thus, the front wall adjacent to the stomach, the back wall is located at the back, adjacent to the intestine, the top – to the stomach, the lower – to the vagina, two side walls – to the ilium of the pelvis.
The placenta can be located on any one of these walls of the uterus. However, the most favorable in terms of pregnancy and the forthcoming childbirth is the location of the placenta on the front, back, top or one of the side walls of the uterus.
That is, the location of the placenta on the front wall of the uterus is a normal condition and only demonstrates that it was the best mucous membrane at the moment of the ovum implementation.
How does this happen. After fertilization, the egg enters the uterus and is embedded in its walls. However, it chooses a place where the mucous membrane is as fat as possible, with a large number of blood vessels, which can provide the best conditions for further growth and development of the unborn child. The placenta is formed already in the place of the ovum implementation in the uterine wall somewhere at the 7-8 week of pregnancy.
Location of the placenta on the front wall of the uterus and the baby move. The first tremors of a child may start later than usual period, somewhere in the 18-22 week of pregnancy, and the expectant mother will feel less pronounced wiggling because the placenta in this arrangement acts as a “cushion”, reducing sensitivity. So do not worry.