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Placenta praevia: Hi, it depends how long along you are, if you are before wk 20, then no worries as the baby grows the Placenta moves up, but if u r at wk 20 or higher then it's called placenta praevia which could be partial or complete, although still at this stage placenta could move away from cervix and allow for baby to be born vaginally if not then C/section needs to be done. Praevia increases risk of bleedin ...Read more
My wife is pregnant by 18weeks and today usg showed low placenta by 22mm. Do we need to worry about it and what is the normal range of low placenta...
No: I think anything less than 1.5 cm to the inner cervical os is considered a low-lying placenta--don't quote me on that. Either way, so early in the pregnancy, a low lying placenta is not very relevant; unless the patient is symptomatic (e.g. consistent vaginal bleeding). I would probably repeat a placenta focused study around 30/32 weeks. At that point, if the placenta is low lying; then worry. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Specific study to address specific concern as asked is lacking; in fact, not everything coming off the head has a yes-or-no answer. Considering sacredness of child-bearing and raising, at least, in its traditional sense, an average mother-to-be should exercise precaution against doing something potentially bothering the baby. So, you get to decide what you want for your life. Best wishes ... ...Read more
Am in week 19 of my pregnancy. when it's expected to start feeling my baby kicks ? Having a low placenta would affect it?
Movement: A low lying placenta may have that affect especially if it was anterior (on your abdominal side of uterus instead of back). Women may feel movement as early as 15 weeks, but many don't feel it until after 20 weeks. Right now it usually feels like exaggerated "butterflies" in your lower abdomen. Movement is more important in the third trimester. ...Read more
During the pregnancy: A placenta that partially (or totally) covers the cervix is common very early in a pregnancy. If the placenta continues to cover the cervix throughout the pregnancy this can be associated with bleeding for the duration of the pregnancy. This will not cause long term bleeding after the pregnancy. ...Read more
Iam 27 weeks pregnant. I have low placenta .I want To travel by car neary 8 hours is far Glasgow to London .iis it safe if iam travelling .
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