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Placenta Previa And Bed Rest
Not really.: If the diagnosis of placenta previa is made before 20 weeks, some women experience resolution of the morbid placental implantation with time - bedrest is not correcting the problem. As the uterus and the fetus grow, they pull on the placenta and stretch the lower uterine segment to "move" the placenta out of the way and allow for vaginal delivery at term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more
No: Placenta previa includes partial or complete coverage of the cervix by the placenta. Bedrest is not necessary unless there is vaginal bleeding or persistent preterm labor. If vaginal bleeding is experienced, you will often be evaluated in the hospital with ultrasound and eventually released home to bedrest for awhile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have partial placenta previa at 22 weeks (was diagnosed at 18 weeks). Does pelvic rest in that case include no orgasm?
My scan report says that I have Placenta Prosterior with Multiple placenta lakes overlying the internal OS. I am on bed rest.
Question: I think you forgot the question part ;). Let us know how we can help you! ...Read more
34 week ultrasound showed stage 3 placenta. Baby was 6lbs 3oz. Now 37 weeks and on bed rest for swelling. Will my doctor consider delivering soon?
Yes: It great you made it to 37 weeks. You need to talk with your doctor to determine when to deliver. Certainly at 37 weeks any time is now good. ...Read more
Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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