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Doctor insights on: Partial Placenta Previa At 20 Weeks

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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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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What's the difference between partial placenta previa and placenta previa?

Distance form cervix: 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 more

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If the placenta(i have partial placenta previa) has not migrated by 24 weeks do you get to be put on bed rest? What are the precautions needed to take

If the placenta(i have partial placenta previa) has not migrated by 24 weeks do you get to be put on bed rest? What are the precautions needed to take

Varies : This will vary from doctor to doctor. I do not put patients on bedrest unless they have had bleeding. All patients should avoid intercourse. This is a great question to ask your doctor at your next appointment. ...Read more

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How likely is placenta acretta when diagnosed with partial placenta previa at 14 weeks and had a c-section with my 1st pregnancy?

Depends: Depends on wether the placenta is anterior . . . On the side toward the scar . . . Or posterior. If anterior, the risk of accreta is about 5%. If posterior the risk will be less. ...Read more

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What activity restrictions for 18 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa? I have ehlers danlos hypermobility as well.

What activity restrictions for 18 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa? I have ehlers danlos hypermobility as well.

Placenta Previa: Partial previa: the margin of the placenta covers part but not all of the internal os of cervix.These are general recomendations: the patient can maintain some form of rest when at home(pelvic rest or no heavy lifting) the patient has a responsible adult present at all times who can assist in an emergency situation.The patient lives near the hospital with available transportation to the hospital. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with placenta previa at 20 weeks and was told no sex, I am now 27 weeks. Can my husband put in just the tip or rub around my vagina?

I was diagnosed with placenta previa at 20 weeks and was told no sex, I am now 27 weeks.  Can my husband put in just the tip or rub around my vagina?

Placenta previa: I would abstain from anything in the vagina. The concern is any possible pressure on the cervix could cause an emergency situation. Find other ways for sexual release. ...Read more

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I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks. My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse. Is masturbation okay?

I have a marginal placenta previa at 20 weeks.  My midwife recommends pelvic rest and no intercourse.  Is masturbation okay?

See answer: This is a question you should definitely discuss with your doctor and/or midwife who are most familiar with you and your condition. Masturbation and orgasm are associated with uterine contraction which potentially may put you and your baby at risk of bleeding or other complications. Always best to heed the advice of your personal healthcare providers who are most familiar with you. ...Read more

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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