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Is a low placenta dangerous ?

Is a low placenta dangerous ?

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

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


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I had a low placenta and bled twice big around 1 am. Was that coincidence?

I had a low placenta and bled twice big around 1 am. Was that coincidence?

No way to tell: A low lying placenta is associated with an increased risk for vaginal bleeding, but 1 in 3 women have spotting or bleeding in the first 3 or 4 months of pregnancy even with normal placentation. ...Read more

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What precautions shall be taken if am having a low placenta in week 18?

No intercourse: Avoid intercourse until cleared by your obgyn. Other than that no specific restrictions are usually given for a low lying placenta unless bleeding is occurring or other medical issues are present. ...Read more

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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

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How does insertion of penis affect a bit low placenta?

Bleeding: Patients who have a low placenta or a placenta previa are advised to avoid intercourse due to the risk of causing bleeding. ...Read more

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Question about pelvic rest. Why do I need to do it for low placenta?

Question about pelvic rest. Why do I need to do it for low placenta?

Bleeding: A low lying placenta means that it is near inside of your cervix. This can cause it bleed, so you need to have pelvic rest, and sometimes bed rest. ...Read more

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Is orgasm by masturbation safe with a bit low placenta? 20weeks preg.. no sex.

Is orgasm by masturbation safe with a bit low placenta? 20weeks preg.. no sex.

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

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Could first trimester spotting from low placenta cause long term bleeding?

Could first trimester spotting from low placenta cause long term bleeding?

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

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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