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Dr. Mark Neerhof
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Placental Insufficiency (Overview)

Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for both infant and mothers.


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What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Neerhof
37 doctors shared insights

Placental Insufficiency (Overview)

Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for both infant and mothers.


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How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

How does diabetes mellitus causes placental insufficiency ?

Blood flow: Diabetes is a glucose control disorder that affects blood vessels. If diabetes is well controlled then the injury to blood vessels is negligible. When blood vessels are narrowed or compromised-then the fetus receives less blood flow and nutrients which may be associated with newborn problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of placental insufficiency?

Hypertension, SGA.: Maternal hypertension, oligohydramnios and small-for-gestational age fetus (SGA) are the typical hallmarks of placental insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

Doppler studies.: Doppler studies of the fetal umbilical artery and the middle cerebral artery are the cornerstone of placental failure management. Only experts can perform these tests reliably. ...Read more

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Can you have placental insufficiency at 7 weeks pregnant? Would the doctor be able to til by then

Can you have placental insufficiency at 7 weeks pregnant? Would the doctor be able to til by then

Yes and No: Placental insufficiency usually relates to the third trimester of pregnancy. A placenta that doesn't work well could cause a miscarriage but it would not be detectable. ...Read more

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What are the tests for placental insufficiency?

Doppler studies.: Doppler studies of the fetal umbilical artery and the middle cerebral artery are the cornerstone of placental failure management. Only experts can perform these tests reliably. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of placental insufficiency?

Hypertension, SGA.: Maternal hypertension, oligohydramnios and small-for-gestational age fetus (SGA) are the typical hallmarks of placental insufficiency. ...Read more

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Where can I find more info on placental insufficiency?

Please see URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001485.htm As you can imagine, this is a big topic, very relevant to pregnancy and fetal safety. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read more

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