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Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i wont make it through the surgery?

Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i wont make it through the surgery?

See below: This operation does carry some risk to you and the baby. The surgical and anesthesia team will be prepared for these eventualities. You need to be at a hospital that has a high-risk OB unit and can manage this issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Placenta Blocks Cervix (Definition)

A previa is when a placenta entirely covers the opening of the cervix into the uterus (internal os). It is a reason for a cesarean section and if bleeding occurs and stops it may be a ...Read more


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I have marginal placenta previa. Was told no sex...what about foreplay and oral sex?

I have marginal placenta previa. Was told no sex...what about foreplay and oral sex?

Sex: Please listen to your doctor. You should not have sex, or foreplay. Your friend will have to understand the issue. Overtime your doctor will discuss things with you. Should end up OK! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about marginal/partial placenta previa and cn it resolve before your due date?

Yes: Marginal/partial placenta previa is when the placenta comes to the edge of the cervix and maybe even covers a small part of the cervix. Not uncommon on early ultrasounds. As the pregnancy progresses, there is a good chance that this will resolve. If it is still present as you get farther into the 3rd trimester, then it becomes less likely that it will resolve, and a csection may be necessary. ...Read more

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My ob says that having posterior marginal placenta previa is good news rather than it being anterior.. Is that true ?

My ob says that having posterior marginal placenta previa is good news  rather than it being anterior.. Is that true ?

Yes : Placenta previa is never good news, but the cesarean delivery is easier if we don't need to deliver through the placenta. An anterior placenta previa for someone with a previous cesarean section can be a very difficult delivery. You will want to recheck the placenta position closer to term if this was seen on an early sonogram. ...Read more

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What is placenta previa?

Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a c section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest. ...Read more

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Sex with marginal placenta previa? Is it really necessary to abstain?

Sex with marginal placenta previa? Is it really necessary to abstain?

Yes: With any previa, the placements is near the cervix. Until your MD clears you, nothing in the vagina.the good news is, a marginal previa usually moves as the uterus gets bigger. ...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