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What is a placenta?

What is a placenta?

Connects mom & baby: The placenta is the tissue that grows inside the uterus and connects to a developing baby. It is commonly known as "after birth.". ...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


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What causes placenta prevea?

What causes placenta prevea?

Implant Location: Control of placenta implantation location poorly understood; complex mind, brain+body controls within mother early pregnancy. If placenta implants near uterine opening/cervix ; especially if it grows over the opening, then placenta previa (tearing ; bleeding; sometimes massive ; mutually fatal) of the placenta is probable in late pregnancy; one of the many reasons for prenatal screening ; care. ...Read more

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Is a thick placenta healthy?

Is a thick placenta healthy?

What does your drsay: Placentas vary in size all the time. A thick placenta may mean nothing right now. You should be asking your OB what it might mean. In severe rh incompatibility, the placenta gets very thick-but your OB can advise you on this. I'm not sure that i would worry about it right yet. If baby is growing well-be happy. ...Read more

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What is a low-lying placenta?

What is a low-lying placenta?

If you have one: Your OB should have totally explained to you what that is and what you can do and not do so please call your OB and ask him or her that so they can explain that to you, it is a placenta that is close usually withing a few cms of the cervix. ...Read more

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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

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What does thick placenta means?

Good question: In general, great than 4 cm. It's thought to be due to various intrauterine infections and increased fetal morbidity and mortality. The literature is all over the place, however. If baby is growing fine, that's all that's important. ...Read more

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What causes a low lying placenta?

Random chance: The embryo implants on the uterine lining, and at that location the placenta starts to grow. Usually, it is on a portion of the uterus that will stretch and thin during pregnancy, and is nowhere near the internal cervical opening. However, sometimes the embryo implants very near the internal cervical opening, resulting in a low-lying placenta or even a placenta covering the opening, req. C-sec. ...Read more

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Can i make my placenta healthier?

Cannot control: The placenta ; cord are organs that we really cannot control. So eat right ; take prenatal vits and you should be just fine. Baby often gives signs of healthy environment before delivery! ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a fused placenta?

Is it okay to have a fused placenta?

it is okay: A fused placenta just means that both placenta's from each baby fused together( twins pregnancy). There really shouldn't be a lot of problems with fused placenta, but there can be a small risk of ttts ( twin -twin transfusion syndrome) with it. ...Read more