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Constipation Pregnancy Placenta Previa
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Nothing to do: There is noting specific for you to do. Most likely the placenta will move up higher as the pregnancy progresses. Let your doctor know if you develop vaginal bleeding. Your doctor may restrict you from having vaginal intercourse if the placenta stays in the current location. ...Read more
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
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
Ask your OB MD: You need to ask your currently treating OB md who will handle any complications should there be some. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with placenta previa. I'm 15 weeks. Will my baby survive and what am I looking at for the rest of my pregnancy?
You'll be okay: Placenta previa at 15 weeks is VERY common. You'll have another "formal" ultrasound at 18-20 weeks during which your doctor/ultrasonographer will look at all of baby's anatomy, and the placenta again. Sometimes placenta previas move out of the way of cervix as uterus grows. Even if it doesn't all you have to do is NO intercourse or orgasms. Go to L&D if have bleeding. Follow all doctors' instruct ...Read more
What is chance of placenta previa in a first time pregnancy? And what's chance of it ending in AFE and death? Terrified of pregnancy but want a baby
Unlikely: These are unusual/rate events. Don't worry, be happy. ...Read more
My ultrasound result shows placenta previa totalis at 12weeks, will it move away from the chix as pregnancy progresses?
Had a c-section with my first now I'm worried about having Placenta previa with my second future pregnancy what are the chances of having PP?
OB sono: There is always a chance for Placenta Previa but follow with your OB for ultrasound as this is still not typical ...Read more
Low: The recurrence risk is only slightly higher than the initial risk. Likely well less than 5%. ...Read more
Is low lying placenta the same as placenta previa? At 28 weeks what are the risks/how dangerous is it? How will it affect rest of pregnancy and birth?
Not the same...: A low lying placenta is when it is close to the cervix, but not covering it like a previa does. The risk of either is bleeding, esp. Once in labor. But a low lying placenta is much more likely to move up the side of your uterus & out of the way prior to this. Your dr. Will follow this with serial ultrasounds until then. Probably smart to avoid intercourse & to report any bleeding until clear. ...Read more
I'm taking lovenox (enoxaparin) during pregnancy because of history of PE. Is it still safe to take with placenta previa. I'm having light brown spotting right now.
Consult a Doctor: The risk and benefit of utilizing a blood thinner such as lovenox (enoxaparin) with a history of thromboembolic disease such as PE with an ongoing issue placenta previa that can cause bleeding needs to be discussed with your physician. Both of these can be potential life threatening events and the benefits and the risks of both taking as well as not taking lvoenox need to be explored with your doctor ...Read more
This medication. .: Is not recommended in pregnancy. But if you have been taking it already for the first 21 weeks, your doctor must have felt the benefits outweighed the risks in your particular situation. Placenta previa is a complex complication, and only your obstetrician, perhaps in consultation with your other doctors/therapists, can properly answer this question for you. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Safe to fly? 23 weeks pregnant with 2cm partial placenta previa. No bleeding, cramping or anything. Otherwise, pregnancy has gone very well.
Obgyn clearance: It would not be appropriate for Healthtap doctors to advise about travel on specific individual cases. That decision will need to be made by your treating physician. Contact them to go over your case and they can make an individualized recommendation ...Read more
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
Leaky vessels: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: If it corrects itself completely you should be able to deliver vaginally. Check with your ob. ...Read more
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
I had my baby by c section 8 weeks ago, I had placenta previa and lost alot of blood. 2 weeks ago I started having brownish discharge. Is it normal?
Yes: This is normal. Brownish discharge is "old" blood from your uterine lining. You can have this type discharge for up to a month ...Read more
I was diagnosed with placenta previa at 20 weeks and was told no sex, I am now 27 weeks. Can my husband put in just the tip or rub around my vagina?
Placenta previa: I would abstain from anything in the vagina. The concern is any possible pressure on the cervix could cause an emergency situation. Find other ways for sexual release. ...Read more
I had a 2nd csection 10 weeks ago (previous was 2 years ago). During surgery they found I had placenta previa & had to cut through the placenta. i h?
What is the question: I do not know what your situation was, but almost always placenta previa should be diagnosed before you had the csection by an ultrasound, all of my pts get at least 4 ultrasounds, the last one being 34-36 weeks which also checks the location of the placenta, because if u had a previous csection a placenta previa can often cause a placenat accreta which can cause big problems, glad u did ok. ...Read more
Blocks birth canal.: Placenta previa occurs when it implants over the maternal cervix of the uterus, thereby blocking the birth canal and precluding safe vaginal delivery. This is a potentially life-threatening condition that is best managed by experienced obstetrician/maternal-fetal medicine specialist at a large tertiary hospital with blood bank and ICU availability. ...Read more
No: Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment. It can sometimes occur in the later part of the first trimester, but usually during the second or third. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding). It affects approximately 0.4-0.5% of all labours. ...Read more