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Does Placenta Previa Cause Preterm Labor
Diagnosed with partial/marginal placenta previa (25 wks). Precautions? Worried about preterm labor, placenta has not moved up since 17 wk scan.
Try to relax!: It's still fairly early to be worried. Most patients with marginal placentas deliver vaginally without incident. If this is your first pregnancy your lower uterine segment will not soften until fairly close to term so the placenta may appear to be low until fairly late. As long as there isn't significant vaginal bleeding you shouldn't worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can placenta previa (abrupto @34wk but wasnt seen til 36w) cause postpartum issues? Excessive irregular bleeding, pelvic sensitivity? I am 7month pp
Coordinated care: When there is need to taper or stop medications acting on the brain or nervous system, women who are pregnant should ask OB provider about a referral to maternal-fetal medicine specialist and/or neurologist or psychiatrist who prescribed the medication. Then all of the doctors can consider risks and benefits for mom and baby before making a change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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