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How does having a low-lying placenta affect my day-to-day exercise?

Hi Alex,
I`m currently 19 weeks pregnant with our second child and we`ve discovered that my placenta is low-lying. I was wondering how much this affects my day-to-day exercise. In the first pregnancy, I walked 30 mins briskly most days, and continued this while my first born was young. I have currently been walking the same amount of time almost every day with some mild aerobics thrown in for good measure. My obstetrician has okayed this exercise previously. I don`t see him for a few weeks now and was wondering if the low-lying placenta means I should limit my exercise? Any help would be great, as I don`t want to create any undue risks.
Thanks, Amanda

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Amanda, It is very common to have a low lying placenta in early pregnancy and there is no reason to limit exercise that you feel comfortable with. If you do experience complications such as bleeding then you will need to take it easy. More than likely the placenta will rise as your uterus grows and it will not be a cause for concern. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 15 Jul 2009