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Does Vasa Previa Cause High Risk Pregnancy
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
Yes: 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 2 more doctor answers
Not particularly: Many women carry evidence of high risk HPV strains for decades without it effecting having families. If you are not in the midst of treatment for cervical cancer, the cervix/uterus will carry a pregnancy as it would otherwise & the HPV would be just a novelty. Pregnancy would not increase or decrease the risk involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: The insurance industry requires "codes" or they won't pay for a doctor's care. The codes are numbers and letters, and have a description attached. After a doctor sees a patient, he chooses a code so he can be paid by the insurer. The code is related to one of the reasons for the doctor visit. The code is just a code. This one means advice or care was related to a higher risk pregnancy. ...Read more
Marginal previa: A marginal previa or a low lying placenta is usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Early in a pregnancy ultrasound can over diagnose the condition. Risk will depend upon whether you have had any bleeding with the diagnosis. A 28 week ultrasound is usually recommended to better visualize where the placenta actually is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will vaginal spotting/bleeding stop placenta previa resolves? Does recurrent bleeding in 2nd tr indicate that placenta previa is unlikely to resolve?
2 questions here: Answer to number one, not always. Answer number 2, not always. You will need periodic ultrasound monitoring to follow this issue and, most importantly, if you have significant bleeding, pain, or preterm labor get to hospital right away. Don't plan any trips. You need to be very careful or this may threaten the lives of both you and your baby. Follow your OBs advice and make sure you follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can intercourse in early high risk pregnancy (due to age and sensitive cervix) cause miscarriage?
Unlikely: Unless it is very vigorous and forceful. ...Read more
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
How dangerous is C-section with placenta previa? I have heard there is a high risk of bleeding out!?
Increased risk.: What you have heard is correct; exsanguination can occur in undiagnosed accreta/previa in small hospitals with inexperienced surgeon(s). Seek expert care if uou have placenta previa (including maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound and consultation), avoid all nsaids/sex/travel/unnecessary car rides/heavy lifting/straining/constipation and deliver in a large, tertiary care hospital [blood bank/icu]. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more
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