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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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I have complete placenta previa at 33weeks and sufering from constipation?

I have complete placenta previa at 33weeks and sufering from constipation?

Take colace (docusate sodium).: Straining for defecation, heavy lifting, sexual intercourse can all trigger catastrophic bleeding in cases of placenta previa. Take colace (docusate sodium) regularly (100 mg 2-3 times daily) to avoid constipation, drink plenty of water, avoid all exercise or intercourse. Stay close to your maternity hospital and go to the er via ambulance as soon as you experience any vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?

What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?

Pregnancy questions: transverse breech refers to the baby's position in the uterus which is across from side to side with the buttocks more down A complete placenta previa means the placenta is completely over the cervix and will require a 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?

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?

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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Difference between level 2 and 3 nicu? Should i deliver my baby at a level 3 if I have complete placenta previa?

Probably not: Many level 2 nicu function as a level 3 w/o the designation. Where you deliver depends on how far along you are when you deliver. Also very important is the experience of the hospital where you deliver in handling a complete previa. Talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have complete placenta previa and am cramping only on the right side of my abdomen. is this normal?

Hi I have complete placenta previa and am cramping only on the right side of my abdomen. is this normal?

Call your obstetrician: Any persistent cramping you are having with placenta previa should be reported immediately to your obstetrician. The cramping could or could not be normal but only your obstetrician should make this determination. You should call your obstetrician now and discuss it with this M.D. If you should be asked to come in you should go immediately. ...Read more

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I'm 19 wks gestation, my first baby, I've complete placenta previa, previously2 D&c,2 hysteroscopy What is my chance to reach term? IO dilat. is 6 mm.

I'm 19 wks gestation, my first baby, I've complete placenta previa, previously2 D&c,2 hysteroscopy What is my chance to reach term? IO dilat. is 6 mm.

Placenta previa: I'm just a pediatrician, so I can't give you exact percentages of getting to term with a complete previa, but the odds are not good. That doesn't mean you can't have a great kid!. It's time to talk to maternal-fetal medicine specialist about when and how to limit workload, intercourse and when to think about steroids to enhance maturation of baby's lungs. Every day you stay pregnant is a win... ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics? Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

Depends: If you are having contractions then it is prudent to take tocolytics. If you are contracting and you have placenta previa, you should be in the hospital. Please see your doctor. ...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