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Are There Lifestyle Changes That Really Make Getting Placenta Previa Less Likely
No: The location of the developing placenta inside the uterus is a random fertilized ovum implantaion event. Placenta previa occurs when implantation occurs low in the uterus by the cervix and "overlaps" the cervical opening(canal) which is more common in women who have had previous children than those who have not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Third trimester.: Most cases of placenta previa wither resolve or start bleeding by the third trimester (>28 weeks). Avoid all ssris, aspirin-like drugs (nsaids, motrin, aleve, advil) and only take regular tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy. Avoid intercourse and heavy lifting/exercise until delivery or resolution of your placenta previa. Serial ultrasounds with an experienced maternal-fetal medicine specialist are warranted! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 in 200: Placenta previa occurs in approximately 1 in 200 pregnancies. It is a condition where the placenta blocks the opening to your cervix. Placenta previa is usually diagnosed by routine ultrasound. Or, women may experience painless vaginal bleeding, prompting evaluation. Placenta previa is usually followed by your doctor during pregnancy. Delivery must occur via c-section. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, im 34wks pg and have complete placenta previa, is the cord more liely to get tangled around babys neck as baby is head down?
What are the chances?
Cord wraps: The wrapping of the cord around the neck is most likely to occur around 12 wks when the fluid volume vs fetus size is greatest & the kid kid bounces around more.As they move closer to term, the baby takes up more space & less turning is possible.I wouldn't worry about neck wraps but clarify when your OB says to come in. Scheduled cs prior to labor or at its earliest stage should be expected. ...Read more
If the placenta(i have partial placenta previa) has not migrated by 24 weeks do you get to be put on bed rest? What are the precautions needed to take
Varies : This will vary from doctor to doctor. I do not put patients on bedrest unless they have had bleeding. All patients should avoid intercourse. This is a great question to ask your doctor at your next appointment. ...Read more
I have complete placenta previa that won't move. Never had a c-sec. Should i get a referral to see a perinatologist or stay with my ob/gyn?
Placenta previa: If you have a complete placenta previa you will need to be delivered by cesarean section. Most OB/GYN's feel comfortable with managing and delivering patients with this pregnancy complication. Discuss this with your doctor. Most importantly, if you have any bleeding or start to have uterine contractions, please go to the hospital right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Previa: Can be dangerous. You need obstetrician with experience and well equipped hospital for delivery. ...Read more
Marginal placenta pr: Usually yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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