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Placental Insufficiency In Children
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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy risk: 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. ...Read more
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
I was told i have placental resistance. Is this the same as placental insufficiency? i am a nurse on a medical surgical floor, should i be on bedrest?
Bedrest not helpful: On US, placental resistance to flow is either normal, or increased resistance to free flow of fetal blood may occur, shown by doppler imaging of cord blood pressure, reported as the S/D (systolic and diastolic) pressure ratio. So long as the fetus continues to grow normally, nothing need be done. Significant slowing growth indicates a C/S is needed. O diastolic flow requires emergency C-section ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?
Low Papp-A: Individual test results must be interpreted by the ordering physician who has all the information and can apply it to the clinical scenario. Low 1st TM PAPP-A levels can be associated with fetal growth restriction later in pregnancies. Typically serial fetal growth sonograms are done periodically throughout the pregnancy to monitor for this. ...Read more
My wife was diagnosed with anhydramnios (16 weeks) either due to ruptured membranes or placental insufficiency. What are our chances/risks if we continue with the pregnancy?
Why are my doctors scared about placental insuffincy if they haven't done a ultrasound to even see and im a type 1 diabetic (well controlled)?
Diabetes in pregnanc: I'm sure your doctors are not "scared" , maybe concerned would be more appropriate. Diabetes, as i'm sure you know, affects your blood vessels and therefore your circulation. The same goes for your placenta when pregnant, they're not as efficient as a non-diabetic's. That's why they're likely checking your baby's growth regularly, doing nst's, & recommending delivery no later than 38.5-39 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High BP, trauma, ROM: Abruptio placentae (formal term) occurs when there is separation of placenta from the wall of the uterus. The diagnosis depends on there being a normally placed placenta (eg, not one covering the cervix). There may or may not be bleeding early. Common causes include high blood pressures, trauma to the abdomen, rapid loss of amniotic fluid (eg, in cases of multiple pregnancy or excess fluid). ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
10-25 %: Placental abruption, or the separation of the placenta from its site of implantation before the delivery of the fetus, averages 1 in 200 deliveries. Once a woman has suffered an abruption, the risk in a future pregnancy increases as much as 10-25%. Risk factors for abruption include maternal age, cigarette smoking, coexisting hypertension, preeclampsia and premature rupture of membranes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placental invasion?: Do you mean what happens when the placenta grows beyond the borders of the uterus? This can be a life threatening condition in pregnancy as can cause damage to organs such as the bladder as well as life-threatening bleeding. Most doctors concerned about this will do extensive imaging to make sure the placenta hasn't invaded surrounding organs. ...Read more
Placenta detaches: Placental abruption is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. This happens in only 1% of pregnancies. It can be dangerous as the baby may not get the same amount of oxygen and nutrients if the abruption is large. Patients may or may not have vaginal bleeding. Abruption has been linked to maternal high blood pressure, Cocaine use, abdominal trauma and smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound, monitor: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding or None: Placental abruption is when the placenta detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. This happens in only 1% of pregnancies. Patients may or may not have vaginal bleeding. It can be dangerous as the baby may not get the same amount of oxygen and nutrients if the abruption is large. Abruption has been linked to maternal high blood pressure, Cocaine use, abdominal trauma and smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, baby also: Placental separation (abruption) can decrease blood flow to your infant, compromising it's health. Mild cases can be watched and surveillance provided for your baby. Severe cases can end up with massive bleeding, fetal loss (death), or maternal hemorrhage and its complications which include bleeding to death. Your OB can best tell you your personal risks and what you need to do to stay safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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