Causes Of The Placenta In The Front Wall Of The Uterus?
What is the meaning of the placenta in the anterior corpus? What causes it? Is it dangerous? Currently UK 14 weeks
Hello Afitri, Thank you for the question.
The placenta is an organ attached to the uterus that functions to maintain the intake of blood and nutrients from pregnant women to the fetus through the umbilical cord. Placenta in the anterior corpus means that the placenta is in the front wall of the uterus. The location of the placenta is one of the normal locations of the placenta. Apart from the anterior part, the placenta can also be located at the top of the uterus (fundus), the back of the uterine wall (posterior), and the uterine wall at the side. Although the location of the anterior is one of the normal position, but the location of the placenta in the anterior is more rarely encountered. The location of the placenta in the anterior (front) provides more protection for your baby. However, it is more difficult for you to feel the baby's kick in the stomach and the doctor is also not easy to find the heartbeat on the examination with the placenta on the anterior. However, the position of the placenta does not affect infant development in general. As the gestational age increases, the size of the uterus will increase in size and the placenta can move into the position of the uterus. If this happens, this can complicate labor. Your obstetrician will continue to monitor the position of the placenta every time you make an examination. Therefore, please check your pregnancy health in accordance with the schedule determined by the doctor.
Please read also: Problems with the placenta
I hope this helps.