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When does the placenta form in pregnancy?

When does the placenta form in pregnancy?

Early in pregnancy: From the developing embryo the tissue approaches the maternal uterine vessels and without mixing their individual blood, there's exchange oxygen and nutrients. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

Many: It's primary function is to act as a go between with your system and the baby's. It can filter out bad stuff and let good stuff (nutrients) in. It allows for the proper transfer of everything from calories to antibodies to the baby. A healthy and normally functioning placenta is critical to the baby's health. ...Read more

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When does the placenta take over in pregnancy?

When does the placenta take over in pregnancy?

At 8 - 10 weeks: If you're referring to 'taking over' Progesterone production from the ovary, it's between 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy, counted from the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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Is having a anterior placenta pregnancy something to worry?

Is having a anterior placenta pregnancy something to worry?

Cesarean section: If you have a cesarean section, then a low anterior placenta has to be planned for. This can cause a situation of heavier bleeding during the surgery. Also, if you are traumatized in you abdomen, the placenta might be more prone to injury. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy symptoms ease up after the placenta takes over?

Specifics: The word symptoms is meaningless. It does not communicate anything specific nor can it be commented on. What do you mean specifically by the unusual wording "placenta takes over'? ...Read more

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If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?

If a placenta was low lying during one pregnancy does it mean it will be low lying again for the next?

No.: Placentation is not predictable and does not correlate with prior pregnancies, with the exception of placenta previa +/- accreta, which tends to recur. Your 20 week sonogram will establish placentation with great accuracy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can low lying placenta causes bleeding in pregnancy?

Yes: In fact that is a relatively common cause of bleeding. Sometimes the diagnosis is not correct and there is really a placenta previa. As long as the bleeding does not get too bad too early usually fine. ...Read more

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What does an ill-defined placenta means at 11 weeks pregnancy?

Exactly what it says: This sounds like a comment made on an ultrasound report. They are trying to determine where it is and whether it looks normal. However, the placenta is not very developed at 11 weeks and is usually not "well defined" or visualized by ultrasound. So this is a pretty expected statement that has little or no meaning at this time in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does vicidin cross placenta and what studies have been done to deem safe during pregnancy?  

Does vicidin cross placenta and what studies have been done to deem safe during pregnancy?  

See below: Vicodin is pregnancy category c. This means animal studies have shown harm to the fetus but no human studies have definitely shown benefit or harm. Therefore, you have to weigh the benefits with the risks. For a med like this, it's likely another med can be substituted. ...Read more

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Streptacocca milleri in pregnancy, (placenta) should it have been detected? And is it dangerous?

Streptacocca milleri in pregnancy, (placenta) should it have been detected? And is it dangerous?

Chorioamnionitis: They are often misidentified. It can be a cause of second trimester spontaneous septic abortion or fetal pneumonitis. Are you being treated with antibiotics?


http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC358032/

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11220481 ...Read more

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I am Jasjeet 28 years old. It is my 2nd pregnancy at 21 week. My placenta is low lying reached 3mm from the OS. It is posterior Plz help me m worried?

I am Jasjeet 28 years old. It is my 2nd pregnancy at 21 week. My placenta is low lying reached 3mm from the OS. It is posterior Plz help me m worried?

Placentas "travel": Placentas tend to travel upward from the cervical os as the pregnancy progresses. If you have not been experiencing bleeding at this point there is hope that will occur. If bleeding starts call your OB MD immediately as hemorrhages are common with low lying placentas and can be quite "dramatic" in amounts. ...Read more

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What does lowline placenta means during 13th week of pregnancy. Is it safe to take 2hrs flite after icsi?

Likely okay...: A "low-lying" placenta is not uncommon early in pregnancy and, by itself, is not a big concern, especially if you are not having any bleeding. (may be reasonable to avoid sexual intercourse until it moves, ask you healthcare provider.) regarding the procedure you had, and taking a flight, to be safe, I would consult your obstetrician or midwife. ...Read more

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Am in week 19 of my pregnancy. When it's expected to start feeling my baby kicks? Having a low placenta would affect it?

Movement: A low lying placenta may have that affect especially if it was anterior (on your abdominal side of uterus instead of back). Women may feel movement as early as 15 weeks, but many don't feel it until after 20 weeks. Right now it usually feels like exaggerated "butterflies" in your lower abdomen. Movement is more important in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Had a stillborn at 38wks last may due to placenta stop working. Currently 24wks preg what is the chance of it hapening again. In this pregnancy?

Had a stillborn at 38wks last may due to placenta stop working. Currently 24wks preg what is the chance of it hapening again. In this pregnancy?

See MFM: Although your risk is increased, your chances for a healthy pregnancy are increased if you see a maternal-fetal OB-GYN medicine specialist regularly for updates and close follow-up ...Read more

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What would you suggest is the best way to help a healthy placenta grow as was told in my last pregnancy that blood flow 2 my placenta was not good?

What would you suggest is the best way to help a healthy placenta grow as was told in my last pregnancy that blood flow 2 my placenta was not good?

Aspirin 80 mg daily.: Only preconceptional or early pregnancy (before 16 weeks) Aspirin (80 mg daily) has been proven to decrease the risk of recurrent placental insufficiency by >15%. If you have any chronic medical conditions such as lupus, kidney failure, or hypertension, please see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to get them under control before attempting pregnancy. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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What does increased blood flow to placenta indicates in the 12 th week of pregnancy? Is it dangerous?

What does increased blood flow to placenta indicates in the 12 th week of pregnancy? Is it dangerous?

Normal: Blood flow to the placenta is obviously what's keeping your growing baby alive. I've never heard of "increased blood flow" to the placenta. The only danger in pregnancy is when there is decreased blood flow to the placenta. That can happen when moms have problems with blood pressure or have disease like lupus. I wouldn't be worried for a minute that you have increased blood flow. ...Read more

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My wife has had a breus mole placenta in her first 2 pregnancies, anyone care to guess at a % chance of it happening for a third attempt?

My wife has had a breus mole placenta in her first 2 pregnancies, anyone care to guess at a % chance of it happening for a third attempt?

10%: No need to guess. Here is a link to a study that provides a reasonable estimate of the risk:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12504931. ...Read more

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During my 1st pregnancy my placenta was infected with gbs and I lost the baby at 31wks. I am on my 2nd pregnancy when can I be treated for gbs?

During my 1st pregnancy my placenta was infected with gbs and I lost the baby at 31wks. I am on my 2nd pregnancy when can I be treated for gbs?

Not until 35wks: All pregnant women should get tested for GBS, group B streptococcus, at 35wks. It's not an infection; just colonizes the vagina. If it gets onto your baby as it passes through the birth canal, it can lead to sepsis (whole body infection) -- so if you have it and you're going into labor, you HAVE to be at a hospital to get IV antibiotics (PCN). Can't do anything about it before labor. No symptoms. ...Read more

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After d&c my dr said that the tissues remaining from the placenta might become tumor later and this depends on high pregnancy hormones, so what?

After d&c my dr said that the tissues remaining from the placenta might become tumor later and this depends on high pregnancy hormones, so what?

Pathologist: A pathologist will look at your tissue specimen under the microscope and will determine if you have this type of tumor (i hope not!). You should hear from your doctors' office within 5-7 days after your d;c about your report. If you haven't, then give office a call. A molar pregnancy is rare, so hopefully you don't have. If you do have, may need methrotrexate to treat and follow hormone to zero. ...Read more

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4 month pregnancy. Placenta posterior lower position. Unbearable pain in interval of 3-5 days. Will my delivery be cesarean or can be normal? Probl cause?

4 month pregnancy. Placenta posterior lower position. Unbearable pain in interval of 3-5 days. Will my delivery be cesarean or can be normal? Probl cause?

Possibly: Low lying placenta could be possible to deliver basically but depends how close to cervical opening. Partial or complete previa is a cesarean section for sure ...Read more

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Flying at 14 weeks pregnancy with placenta previa ok?

Ask your OB MD: You need to ask your currently treating OB md who will handle any complications should there be some. ...Read more

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Had my pregnancy ultrasound today but on the films I noticed my placenta had like holed?

Had my pregnancy ultrasound today but on the films I noticed my placenta had like holed?

No problem: Your placenta is likey fine. You may have seen a dark area on the placenta which was normal. You may have been looking at a cross section through a vessel, a "placental lake, " possibly artifact on the scan. Don't worry. Wait on your result and speak to your md. Enjoy your pregnancy! congratulations:)! ...Read more

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Nora died at 24 weeks. Due to placenta abruption. Caused from a subchronic bleed&bicorunate uterus. Now I have p.O.T.S ever since pregnancy, do I evn try again, or will it fail and even worsen my body?

Nora died at 24 weeks. Due to placenta abruption. Caused from a subchronic bleed&bicorunate uterus. Now I have p.O.T.S ever since pregnancy, do I evn try again, or will it fail and even worsen my body?

Did I just answer?: From how much you want an answer, I feel like you really want help too. Do find a good, patient psychotherapist to talk to. It sounds like this will help you a lot. These really bad feelings will lighten up more quickly if you have help. Take care. ...Read more

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Placenta is fundal grade 2. Gestational age 35 weeks. Is this right for this stage of pregnancy?

Staging: Grade 2 means some early aging of the placenta, which is more common in women with hypertension and especially with smoking in pregnancy. It is also more common in advanced maternal age. If concerned, talk to your OB about NSTs and maybe a 39 week induction. If you're a smoker, stop ASAP ...Read more

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11 wks preg, RA, fibroid 4.8cm, low lying placenta, baby very active at scan, will fibroid grow with pregnancy?

11 wks preg, RA, fibroid 4.8cm, low lying placenta, baby very active at scan, will fibroid grow with pregnancy?

Most likely: No one can predict to what extent it will. On occasions, they cease growth and undergo some degeneration;i.e.the fibroid actually breaks down (red degeneration).It normally doesn't affect baby's growth. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with placenta previa. I'm 15 weeks. Will my baby survive and what am I looking at for the rest of my pregnancy?

You'll be okay: Placenta previa at 15 weeks is VERY common. You'll have another "formal" ultrasound at 18-20 weeks during which your doctor/ultrasonographer will look at all of baby's anatomy, and the placenta again. Sometimes placenta previas move out of the way of cervix as uterus grows. Even if it doesn't all you have to do is NO intercourse or orgasms. Go to L&D if have bleeding. Follow all doctors' instruct ...Read more

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1st baby 2year ago csection. 2nd pregnancy now13th week. Diagnosis:back wall placenta praevia totalis. What are the chances that it will move?

Early gestation: Placentas don’t actually move. The uterus grows and often the placenta is moved out of the way due to the growing uterus. At 13 weeks gestation usually this would be monitor and no plans for route of delivery would be made so early on ...Read more

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Is it true that basal body temp. Lowers to pre ovulation phase temp. After placenta takes over from 12 weeks of pregnancy? Whts the science behind?

Is it true that basal body temp. Lowers to pre ovulation phase temp. After placenta takes over from 12 weeks of pregnancy? Whts the science behind?

HCG: Progesteronr causes the basal body temperature to rise after ovulation. HCG is produced by the placenta and takes over after implantation. HCG levels drop after the first trimester. Hope this helps. ...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