The placenta is the organ that supplies your baby’s with oxygen and nutrition during pregnancy. It is a very vascular structure attached to the inside of your womb (uterus), with the umbilical cord emerging from it and going to your baby. Usually, it is attached to the womb (uterus) away from the neck of the womb (cervix). A low-lying placenta, or ‘placenta previa’ is one where the placenta is over or near the neck of the womb.
This could potentially be a serious situation, although most cases have a very good outcome. TPC explains some facts and rids some myths about this condition.