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Anterior Placenta And Delivery
20 week pregnant.placenta is anterior in upper segment. Maturity is grade 1. Want a normal delivery. What to do. Some exercise or anything else?
Placenta is anterior upper segment grade 2 in 36 week of pregnancy. Is it good for normal delivery?
With my first pregnancy, my placenta was lying low and anterior and upon delivery, I had placenta accreta. What is the likelihood I will have it agai?
What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?
I am not an OB GYN but I have had a lot of experience which tells me that a lower abdominal incision (Pfannen-Stiel) is a better incision in almost all situations. This situation of a transverse lie and an anterior placenta praevia is a very hazardous situation because you need the baby out and the cord clamped within seconds of opening the uterus so choose a very skilled surgeon. ...Read more
How painful is the delivery of the placenta? What happens after the delivery of the placenta? -details-plz
Nothing at all: It is usually uneventful and not painful. If you are awake, you may not notice when it comes out because the presence of the healthy long-awaited baby takes all your attention away from anything else. ...Read more
FullRemoval Placenta: Since placenta is an interface of dense capillaries surrounded by high maternal blood flow, remnants of the placenta left within the uterus commonly result in maternal bleeding, sometimes massive, within the first few days after delivery; sometimes stopped/masked by uterine contraction shortly after delivery. Additionally, tears of the uterus or vaginal canal into rectal vault > big problems, etc. ...Read more
A few minutes: It is generally delivered within 5 minutes, though it can take as long as 30 minutes. If it has not been delivered by then, a manual extraction may be needed. ...Read more
I have an abbutting os. How far away does the placenta need to be away from os for normal delivery?
What do the doctors do with the placenta after delivery is kept, researched, where does it go or is used for?
Studied: It is briefly studied, sometimes microscopically, weighed, then destroyed unless special circumstances exist. ...Read more
Can someone with a low-lying placenta exercise? Due to the condition I've been somewhat sedentary and worry about stamina for labor and delivery. 30w
Exercise: I would do nothing that would put a strain on your abdominal muscles. Strolling or walking would be my max. ...Read more
Very definitely: Unfortunately, placenta accreta is often diagnosed at the time post delivery when a cotyledon(plug) of placenta is missing or the placenta itself does not detach normally. At that point, aggressive measures to 'detach" the placenta may result in massive hemorrhage and the resultant post apocalyptic diagnosis of placenta accreta. ...Read more
How does amniotic fluid Embolisim happen 2 days after delivery if baby and placenta are no longer inside you??
Allergic reaction: Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare condition. It's due to amnionic fluid entering the maternal circulation. This results in a combination of cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure and a coagulation disorder causing blood clots or bleeding. Although most cases occur during or shortly after delivery, on rare occasions it has occurred 48 hours after delivery due to a delayed allergic reaction to the fluid ...Read more
If a placenta has an extra lobe is it always connected to the main placenta? Is it possible it could be hidden and not seen at delivery (c-section)?
Placenta accreta: A previously undiagnosed placenta accrete may be diagnosed at the time of a cesarean section. This would occur when the OB is trying to remove the placenta but cannot because it is attached (accreta). On the other hand, if the placenta detaches easily, the uterine cavity is always explored so it would be rare to have an attached placenta left behind but a focal placenta accrete could be missed. ...Read more
I have a low-lying placenta but dr said yes to a vaginal delivery. What are the chances I will have to end up having a c-section?
Defer to Doctor: You are asking us to completely guess. We do not have the scans nor your history nor an examination. In this case we have to defer to the professional caring for you in person. ...Read more
I want baby to have vit. K shot not breastfeeding due to medication would like syntocinon for delivery of placenta would you add anything else?
Birth list??: I'm not sure exactly what you are asking, but from the info you gave I assume you are making a list for your birth experience. I would add eye ointment for baby to prevent infection (you can ask for it to be delayed up to 1 hour after birth), would add Hep B vaccine for baby. I'd reassess not breastfeeding — there are actually VERY FEW medications that you cannot take while breastfeeding... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is 29wk pregnant her recent doppler scan shows AFI 6.3, placenta grade is 3 with small calcified area. Are there chances of premature delivery?
No increased risk: The fluid index is a bit low but that is highly variable on how the sonographer displays the image. The other ultrasound findings would not confer any increased risk of premature delivery in the absence other worrisome clinical findings like maternal hypertension eclampsia etc ...Read more
Bleeding and Cntrxns: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer