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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting placenta previa less likely?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...Read more


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If I have placenta previa, when am I most likely to bleed?

If I have placenta previa, when am I most likely to bleed?

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 more

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Do a lot of people get placenta previa?

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 more

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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

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Complete placenta previa when did you get put on bed rest?

Depends...: There is no hard and fast rule about having bed rest with placenta previa. It depends on your symptoms such as bleeding. Your ob/gyn will advise. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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 more

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Sex with marginal placenta previa? Is it really necessary to abstain?

Sex with marginal placenta previa? Is it really necessary to abstain?

Yes: With any previa, the placements is near the cervix. Until your MD clears you, nothing in the vagina.the good news is, a marginal previa usually moves as the uterus gets bigger. ...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