Managing a low lying placenta during pregnancy involves avoiding activities that might stimulate vaginal bleeding or pre-term labor. If there have been no problems with vaginal bleeding or pre-term labor, preventative measures might include:
- Avoid all strenuous activities, such as running, lifting or exercising.
- Refrain from sexual intercourse
- Avoid inserting anything, such as tampons or vaginal douches, into the vagina.
- Avoid constipation or straining. A diet with fiber and adequate fluids or a mild stool softener might be recommended.
If there have been episodes of vaginal bleeding or pre-term labor during the pregnancy, the healthcare provider might place the woman on bed rest.