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Doctor insights on: Does Placenta Previa Cause Fetal Growth Restriction

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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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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How often will I spot with placenta previa. I'm 17 weeks and it's been twice now- light brown spotting. I'm on light duty restriction at work.

How often will I spot with placenta previa. I'm 17 weeks and it's been twice now- light brown spotting. I'm on light duty restriction at work.

Maybe some time: With placenta previa you might spot on minimal trauma. Most placentas previas are outgrown while the pregnancy progress . If persist near term your doctor may monitor more closely and may do a program schedule cesarean section. ...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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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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Im 21weeks aog with placenta previa totalis how big is my chance to have my placenta in correct place?I don't want to undergo cs(utz is in my profile)

Im 21weeks aog with placenta previa totalis how big is my chance to have my placenta in correct place?I don't want to undergo cs(utz is in my profile)

Does not look good: For a vag del, you will have to be followed sometimes it can move but u should prepare yourself for a poss csection u cannot deliver through any part of the placenta ! ...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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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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My ob says that having posterior marginal placenta previa is good news rather than it being anterior.. Is that true ?

Yes : Placenta previa is never good news, but the cesarean delivery is easier if we don't need to deliver through the placenta. An anterior placenta previa for someone with a previous cesarean section can be a very difficult delivery. You will want to recheck the placenta position closer to term if this was seen on an early sonogram. ...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