1. home
  2. childbirth
  3. Expert Panel
  4. Hi, Im 35 weeks pregnant and my last scan was at 32 weeks. I have a low lying placenta and was told that it is only 2.6 cm away from my cervix!
Avatar Court...
Hi, Im 35 weeks pregnant and my last scan was at 32 weeks. I have a low lying placenta and was told that it is only 2.6 cm away from my cervix!

Will it move in time or will i need a C section? and I am absolutely terrfied of needles is there any other pain control options to and epidural if i have to have a C Section?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, You may need another scan closer to term to see if it has moved. It is low but there is still a chance that it will be ifine for a vaginal birth. The best option for pain relief and anaesthetic for a caesarean birth is an epidural. The doctors putting them in are very skilled and quick and it is worth enduring. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 09 Sep 2010