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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 more
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 more
4 month pregnancy. Placenta posterior lower position. Unbearable pain in interval of 3-5 days. Will my delivery be cesarean or can be normal?probl cause?
18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section?
Maybe: The placenta can "migrate" during gestation. It doesn't really move but the uterus enlarges. Depending on the location and growth of the uterus, it is more than likely that the placenta will not be a problem for a normal delivery. You doctor will likely want to additional ultrasound exams to make sure it moves out of the way. ...Read more
At my 18week ultrasound my dr told me my placenta was low on my cervix, can I still have a vaginal delivery and what can I do to help my placenta rise?
Probably and nothing: The vast majority of low-lying placentas discovered at 18 weeks resolve spontaneously prior to term. There is nothing you can do to help it. ...Read more
Would pelvic pain be so intense this long after delivery 2wk ago. Could I have appendicitis or retained placenta?
Hi. More curiosity than concern...7 weeks ago, I had a complicated vaginal delivery. I retained my placenta, hemorrhaged and needed a transfusion.?
Hopefully you and your baby are in good health. What you went through is not out of the ordinary. It is good that you received good care and are well enough to write to HealthTap. You should not worry about what happened and go on with your life. Wish you and your baby good health.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
1 c-section, 1 vbac, 2+ years after c-section. During vbac, I had 60% placenta abruption, discovered after delivery. Mama and baby are fine 1 yr later. Risks for future vbacs if we get pregnant again?
You need to see MD: To identify your risk there are many questions and answers needed. There is a risk assessment questionnaire that your md will do and help you understand your risk. ...Read more
My high risk Dr. said I have a low-lying placenta, that I should be on pelvic rest, no heavy lifting. I'm 24 weeks pregnant. How likely will the placenta not move to the top by the delivery date? What is max weight I can lift? Ok to walk 30 min/day?
I believe you're: Referring to placenta previa where the placenta implants around the opening of the uterus (cervix). Generally, limit on weights is whatever you can lift using arm and shoulder muscles only. (5-10# +/-. Walking is probably safe, but check with your OB. Often the placenta migrates away from the cervix during 3rd trimester. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO LET YOUR OB KNOW IF YOU HAVE VAGINAL BLEEDING. ...Read more
See below.: Fundal means at the top of your uterus closest to your head. Anterior means in the front part of your uterus closest to your belly button. Well away from your internal os means that the placenta is not covering the "exit" from your uterus down by your vagina. This is a very safe placental placement. ...Read more