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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and was told a week ago that I have a small placenta tear. I still have light sporadic spotting. How can I keep my baby safe?

I'm 12 weeks pregnant and was told a week ago that I have a small placenta tear. I still have light sporadic spotting. How can I keep my baby safe?

Take it easy: You have what we call a subchorionic hemorrhage. They are actually pretty common in the first trimester. If you are blood type rh-negative, then you should have gotten something called rhogam. Otherwise, take it easy and try not to worry too much. ...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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What to do if I have placenta previa and now a tear in placenta how bad can it be?

What to do if I have placenta previa and now a tear in placenta how bad can it be?

Serious...: Placenta previa is a serious complication of pregnancy. It can result in bleeding that can be anywhere from annoying to life-threatening for you or baby. When you deliver, you will need a c/section. Most of the time, women with previa are delivered early by c/section. This avoids labor and cervical dilation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had u/s 2day im 7 weeks 2 days pregnant but foetus measured 6 weeks also small tear in placenta (1cm). Trace of free fluid also is my pregnant viable? Heard hb

I had u/s 2day im 7 weeks 2 days pregnant but foetus measured 6 weeks also small tear in placenta (1cm). Trace of free fluid also is my pregnant viable? Heard hb

Yes: As long as there is a heartbeat your preg is viable. I would check a follow up scan in 2 weeks to assure adequate growth and resolution of tear. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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14 wks pregnant, went to er due to pink pee. 7cm long, 3cm wide tear on placenta. Is this dangerous? What should she do? Dr didn't seem to concerned?

How do you know?: How was it determine that you have a tear in the placenta? If you really do have this abnormality, you should see an obstetrician at the earliest. ...Read more

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What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

Hyst'omy MANDATED: hello Annie-_777 I am not an OB GYN but I have had a lot of experience which tells me that a lower abdominal incision (Pfannen-Stiel) is a better incision in almost all situations. This situation of a transverse lie and an anterior placenta praevia is a very hazardous situation because you need the baby out and the cord clamped within seconds of opening the uterus so choose a very skilled surgeon. ...Read more

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Best way to heal a tear after birth?

Best way to heal a tear after birth?

Time and hygiene: Stay as clean as possible to maximize healing. ...Read more