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If vasa previa is detected before labor, what are the chances of a healthy baby?

Chances are Good: If you have a vasa previa, you are at high risk and should consult with a specialist. Among the recommendations, for you should be delivery by cesarean section around 35 weeks and consideration to hospitalization before that. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more


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Type of c- section for vasa previa?

Type of c- section for vasa previa?

Usually low transver: It should be ok to perform a low -transverse cesarean section with a vasa previa. Regards Dr M ...Read more

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What is vasa previa? Can you treat it?

What is vasa previa? Can you treat it?

Vasa Previa: This is a dangerous condition in pregnancy where the implantation of the umbilical cord is in the membranes of the placenta rather than in the placenta itself.Therefore if the membranes rupture as they do with the onset of labor, the rupture may occur at the site of the cord implantation and rupture the vessels feeding oxygen and blood flow to the fetus prior to its birth!fortunately its rare. ...Read more

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I lost my baby at 39 weeks due to vasa previa. This was not detected in any ultrasounds. I wanted to know how difficult is it to detect this.?

I lost my baby at 39 weeks due to vasa previa. This was not detected in any ultrasounds. I wanted to know how difficult is it to detect this.?

It is difficult: Vasa previa can easily be missed on a routine sonogram. Detection requires an index of suspicion and use of the doppler color flow mode during the scan. Sometimes, the placenta is composed of two separate lobes. Ifthe sonographer identifies fetal vessels connecting the lobes and crossing close to the cervix (vasa previa), then this kind of unfortunate outcome might be prevented. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?

I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?

Don't Give Up!: You should get the advice of 2 specialists: a fertility specialist to check if you have any antibodies, coagulation disorders, hormone problems, fibroids, etc that are complicating your pregnancies. Just in case, you should consider consulting with a geneticist (it would really help if the miscarriages were genetically tested). ...Read more

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How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

It depends: There are many reasons for stillbirth- -some are related to mother's medical illness which may require continuing treatment after the birth. Others are only related to baby-- these will require a shorter hospital stay for mom. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after stillbirth before trying to conceive?

How long should I wait after stillbirth before trying to conceive?

As long as you need.: Take some time to do some introspection and assure not irrational self guilt feelings are lingering. As soon as your mood permits, you can try to get pregnant again - keeping in mind that the minimum recommended interval between pregnancies is 18 months. ...Read more

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23yo female last pregnacy resulted in a stillbirth at 38weeks placenta stopped working. Preg again wagt are the chances of happening again?

23yo female last pregnacy resulted in a stillbirth at 38weeks placenta stopped working. Preg again wagt are the chances of happening again?

Difficult to say: It would depend on why the "placenta stopped working". Was there any testing done? Any evidence of diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, blood clotting disorder, etc? Having more information would be helpful in answering that question. None-the less extra vigilance during a subsequent pregnancy is required. Early testing, ultrasounds, etc. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My cousin just had an 18 week stillbirth and now wants to try to get pregnant again. She has had 4 miscarriages in the last year. Is she ready?

My cousin just had an 18 week stillbirth and now wants to try to get pregnant again.  She has had 4 miscarriages in the last year.  Is she ready?

So sorry : ... That she has had to go through such a difficult year. Before trying again, it might be helpful to see a high risk doctor to try to find out why she's having so much trouble. Depending on the reason, there may be things she can do before she gets pregnant to help have a good outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Blood Vessels Lying Over Cervix (Definition)

Placenta previa is a condition that occurs during pregnancy when the placenta implants itself in the lower part of the uterus, obstructing the cervical ...Read more