Q&A: What Is the Best Placental Positioning?

How far away does the placenta need to be from the cervix to have natural child birth? —bridget88
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ByAshley Roman, MD
OB-GYN
Updated
Mar 2017
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We generally recommend that the placenta be more than two centimeters away from the cervix to allow for vaginal birth. If it is any closer, your risk of significant bleeding or hemorrhage at birth is increased.

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