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Is having a anterior placenta pregnancy something to worry?

Is having a anterior placenta pregnancy something to worry?

Cesarean section: If you have a cesarean section, then a low anterior placenta has to be planned for. This can cause a situation of heavier bleeding during the surgery. Also, if you are traumatized in you abdomen, the placenta might be more prone to injury. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.

Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.

Baby location: At 26 weeks gestation the very top of the uterus (fundal height) should be about 6 cm above your belly button. That means the baby will be laying pretty low down since you are only in the 2nd trimester. You can have your doctor verify for you at your next visit. ...Read more

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I have an anterior placenta. 37 weeks pregnant. Pretty textbook pregnancy. Question is really about my placenta placement: will this affect labor?

I have an anterior placenta. 37 weeks pregnant. Pretty textbook pregnancy. Question is really about my placenta placement: will this affect labor?

No: An anterior placenta is simply located on the front part of the uterus. As long as it is not covering the cervix (opening of the uterus) in any way, your labor will not be affected. ...Read more

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Biparietal diameter of 2.4cm. fetal heart is 154b/min. placenta is anterior. high-lying. is it normal for 14weeks and 1 day pregnancy..? thank you...

Biparietal diameter of 2.4cm. fetal heart is 154b/min. placenta is anterior. high-lying. is it normal for 14weeks and 1 day pregnancy..? thank you...

Yes: I get 13.3 weeks for 2.4 cm BPD(see image). This is normal. The location of the placenta is only a concern if it covers the cervical opening. Your OB would want to know that it is anterior if a C-section is needed so he should be careful at the time of operation. The heart rate is normal. http://www.baby2see.com/medical/charts.html. You can put the BPD in mm. It will give the age. ...Read more

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I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.

Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more

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When does the placenta form in pregnancy?

When does the placenta form in pregnancy?

Early in pregnancy: From the developing embryo the tissue approaches the maternal uterine vessels and without mixing their individual blood, there's exchange oxygen and nutrients. ...Read more

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What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

Many: It's primary function is to act as a go between with your system and the baby's. It can filter out bad stuff and let good stuff (nutrients) in. It allows for the proper transfer of everything from calories to antibodies to the baby. A healthy and normally functioning placenta is critical to the baby's health. ...Read more

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When does the placenta take over in pregnancy?

When does the placenta take over in pregnancy?

At 8 - 10 weeks: If you're referring to 'taking over' Progesterone production from the ovary, it's between 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy, counted from the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy symptoms ease up after the placenta takes over?

Specifics: The word symptoms is meaningless. It does not communicate anything specific nor can it be commented on. What do you mean specifically by the unusual wording "placenta takes over'? ...Read more

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If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?

If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?

No.: Placentation is not predictable and does not correlate with prior pregnancies, with the exception of placenta previa +/- accreta, which tends to recur. Your 20 week sonogram will establish placentation with great accuracy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can low lying placenta causes bleeding in pregnancy?

yes: In fact that is a relatively common cause of bleeding. Sometimes the diagnosis is not correct and there is really a placenta previa. As long as the bleeding does not get too bad too early usually fine. ...Read more

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What does an ill-defined placenta means at 11 weeks pregnancy?

Exactly what it says: This sounds like a comment made on an ultrasound report. They are trying to determine where it is and whether it looks normal. However, the placenta is not very developed at 11 weeks and is usually not "well defined" or visualized by ultrasound. So this is a pretty expected statement that has little or no meaning at this time in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does vicidin cross placenta and what studies have been done to deem safe during pregnancy? 

Does vicidin cross placenta and what studies have been done to deem safe during pregnancy? 

See below: Vicodin is pregnancy category c. This means animal studies have shown harm to the fetus but no human studies have definitely shown benefit or harm. Therefore, you have to weigh the benefits with the risks. For a med like this, it's likely another med can be substituted. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more