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Once having placenta previa is it possible to have another child?

Once having placenta previa is it possible to have another child?

No in itself: Placenta previa in itself is not a reason to not have another child. It depends on the circumstances. These circumstances are best addressed individually be a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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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?

Worrisome findings: For a baby to deliver from below they need access to oxygen from the placenta until they can get out & breathe. It should be positioned high in the uterus. A complete previa means it sits low & covers the cervix from the inside, blocking the way out so C-section is required. The kid is also crossways with bottom a bit lower. You will need to schedule a C/S or go in at the first sign of labor. ...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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Why does placenta previa cause cramping and bleeding?

Why does placenta previa cause cramping and bleeding?

Placenta previa: Usually bleeding associated with placenta previa is painless. Rarely, if there is separation of placenta and blood is collected retroplacentally, it can be painful. ...Read more

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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

Bleeding and Cntrxns: 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

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I have placenta previa. How soon can I go into labor and will my baby be safe?

I have placenta previa. How soon can I go into labor and will my baby be safe?

Cesarean by 36-37w.: Placenta previa can lead to preterm labor, so I would recommend prelabor (i.e. Shceuled) cesarean section by 36-37 weeks. If placenta accreta is also suspected, delivery should be by 34-35 weeks with Betamethasone administration and immediate puerperal hysterectomy without attempt at placental delivery! All this shoudl be done in a large hospital. The infant should do well regardless. ...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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As my ultrasound result, it stated that im having a placenta previa totalis and myomauteri. What will I do? Is my unborn child be safe?

As my ultrasound result, it stated that im having a placenta previa totalis and myomauteri. What will I do? Is my unborn child be safe?

Yes: You willl have to be watched closely. If the placenta previa does not move your child will be born via csection. Hopefully your OB will discuss all this in detail with you. ...Read more

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Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i won't make it through the surgery?

Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i won't make it through the surgery?

See below: This operation does carry some risk to you and the baby. The surgical and anesthesia team will be prepared for these eventualities. You need to be at a hospital that has a high-risk OB unit and can manage this issue. ...Read more

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Can marginal placenta previa cause placental abruption? What are the statistics on marginal previa moving after 20 weeks?

Cervix and placenta: Will move apart
as a balloon expands, (uterus), points on the balloon move apart, this will likely occur as the uterus grows, if no bleeding, little risk of harm. Ask your doctor to be sure.
Previa can create a type of partial abruption, along the edge of the attachment. ...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 had placenta previa with my 2nd baby its been 18 months since the birth im now useing implanon for contreception. My period. Blood smells bad?

I had placenta previa with my 2nd baby its been 18 months since the birth im now useing implanon for contreception. My period. Blood smells bad?

Bacterial vaginosis: Vaginal odor would be unrelated to your delivery 18 months ago and unrelated to implanon. This sounds like infection and most likely bacterial vaginosis. Blood tends to make the odor worse with this infection. Treatment is antibiotics so you will need to see your obgyn for testing and confirmation. ...Read more

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What is placenta previa?

Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a C-section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest. ...Read more

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What is a placenta previa?

What is a placenta previa?

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

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Is placenta previa hereditary?

Is placenta previa hereditary?

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

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Do a lot of people get placenta previa?

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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What are the tests for placenta previa?

What are the tests for placenta previa?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the main way to follow a previa. If your previa resolves with time, your labor should be the same as anyone else's. If it doesn't, tests for anemia, clotting factors, and blood availabilty are tests that are performed to be prepared for any emergency at delivery. Most patients are at bed rest in their 2nd trimester and pelvic rest until delivery. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about placenta previa?

Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth. ...Read more

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What is placenta previa marginalis grade 2?

Placenta previa: Normally, the position of the placenta is near the top of the womb. In some cases however, the placenta stays in the lower portion (part) of the womb, and either partially or completely covers the cervix (neck of the womb). The described grading is when the placenta reaches the cervix, but doesn't cover it. ...Read more

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I was told I have placenta previa. Now what do I do?

I was told I have placenta previa. Now what do I do?

Listen to your Doc: If it's early in your first trimester, usuallly not much different. In your late second or third trimester, listen to your doc. They'll prescribe rest, definitely to the hospital if you have any bleeding or cramping, and serial ultrasounds to see if the cervix has cleared. If it doesn't clear the cervix, a c-section is planned for delivery. Steroids may be given to help if you need early del. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of placenta previa?

Painless bleeding: The most common symptom of placenta previa is painless vaginal bleeding. If you suspect you might have a placenta previa, an ultrasound can tell you whether you have one or not. ...Read more

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Can a placenta previa totalis able to deliver normally?

Can a placenta previa totalis able to deliver normally?

NO: I believe only safe option is a planned cesarean section. That way no blood from infant & placenta will be lost and infant will not endure any risk. ...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

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15 weeks and just diagnosed with placenta previa. Should I be worried?

Optimistic: The uterus has a lot of growing to do from 15 weeks on. The placenta can migrate away from the cervix as the uterus grows. If you experience vaginal bleeding you should see your doctor but you should be optimistic that the condition will very likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help a placenta previa--massage, exercises, etc.?

No: There is nothing that you can do to change the location of the placenta. If it is covering the cervix, you will need to be delivered by c section. Intercourse needs to be avoided due to the risk of significant bleeding. A partial previa diagnosed early in the pregnancy may improve or resolve completely as the uterus continues to grow. A complete previa is unlikely to resolve. ...Read more

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What to do if I have placenta previa and now a tear in placenta how bad can it be?

Serious...: Placenta previa is a serious complication of pregnancy. It can result in bleeding that can be anywhere from annoying to life-threatening for you or baby. When you deliver, you will need a c/section. Most of the time, women with previa are delivered early by c/section. This avoids labor and cervical dilation. Best wishes! ...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