Is low-lying placenta serious?
Most cases of low-lying placenta resolve on their own as the uterus continues to expand. However, there are risks of developing placental abruption, where the placenta becomes partially or even fully detached from the uterine wall. Depending on the extent of abruption, there may be blood loss that may require hospitalisation and a blood transfusion. If the placenta is low-lying during late pregnancy, there may be serious birthing problems as the cervical opening is blocked by the placenta.