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Complete Placenta Previa Statistics
Take colace.: Straining for defecation, heavy lifting, sexual intercourse can all trigger catastrophic bleeding in cases of placenta previa. Take colace 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do many woman die from placenta previa? I have a complete previa and am terrified i will die during surgery!
<1% risk of death.: If you have never had a D&C nor c-section before, your risk of placenta previa/accreta is <1%, as is your risk of dying during such delivery in the us (i.e. With modern care at a tertiary hospital with expert surgeons and a large blood bank). If you have had a D&C or c-section, the prognosis is much poorer, with up to 7% risk of death from previa accreta even with the best of care. ...Read more
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
What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?
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
Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i wont make it through the surgery?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 20wk us showed complete placenta previa, obgyn says it covers by 5cm. Will csection require general anesthesia? Is incision vertical?
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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