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Ashley Roman, MD
OB-GYN

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

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.