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A 35-year-old member asked:

can a placenta previa totalis able to deliver normally?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
NO: I believe only safe option is a planned cesarean section. That way no blood from infant & placenta will be lost and infant will not endure any risk.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
NO, must have a scheduled planned c-section at 39weeks at the latest or earlier if you start bleeding as that is a dangerous situation an you can lose a huge amount of blood very fast , and can never deliver vaginally as would be a disaster for your baby and you, Nature does not always work right and you cannot force a vaginal delivery in the wrong situation
Sep 23, 2013
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
No: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Im 21weeks aog with placenta previa totalis how big is my chance to have my placenta in correct place?I don't want to undergo cs(utz is in my profile)

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Does not look good: For a vag del, you will have to be followed sometimes it can move but u should prepare yourself for a poss csection u cannot deliver through any part of the placenta !

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