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What Are The Risks Of Turning A Baby That Is Breech With A Anterior Placenta
Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more
Pregnant 24 wks anterior placenta. Last scan extended breech position 3 days ago. My baby kicks very down low way below my bellybutton is this normal?
Yes: The top of the uterus reaches your belly button at about 20 weeks and at 24 weeks the uterus muscle is still thick enough that you should really only feel movement below the belly button. ...Read more
Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby. ...Read more
Last pregnancy my baby was breeched cause my placenta was a little low. What are the chances of this happening again?
What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? Also how serious is complete placenta previa?
Worrisome findings: For a baby to deliver from below they need access to oxygen from the placenta until they can get out & breathe. It should be positioned high in the uterus. A complete previa means it sits low & covers the cervix from the inside, blocking the way out so C-section is required. The kid is also crossways with bottom a bit lower. You will need to schedule a C/S or go in at the first sign of labor. ...Read more
I recently went to get an u/s at 38 weeks and they told me the baby is breech and that they see 2 placentas but only see one baby. What does it mean?
Cesarean section?: Breech presentation at term is best managed with prelabor cesarean section unless your obstetrician thinks that an external cephalic version is likely to be successful, or your fetus decides to turn head down on its own. Paraplacenta is not very rare but carries risks for vasa previa (require cesarean section to avoid fetal exsanguination in labor) and postpartum hemorrhage from retained placenta. ...Read more
31wks lowlying placenta 2cm from internal os. Baby breech. What are my chances of baby moving head down and placenta moving away by term? Worried
29wks pregnant and have an inert fear that bubs cord will prolapse/get stuck and I won't know. She is footling breech and anterior placenta? Scared : (
Bag of water: Cord prolapse is a known complication of a footling breech presentation but the bag of water must be broken for this to happen. You could ask your doctor if there is any reason to suspect that you would be at risk for preterm labor or preterm rupture of membranes. Many babies are breech at 29 weeks with only a tiny percent staying that way at term. ...Read more
I’m almost 32wks preg. What Can I do to reduce anxiety as I approach fullterm. Main concern is placenta 2cm only away from cervix & baby is Breech.
32 wks pregnant: The placenta is not a concern and will not cause a problem if it is now 2 cm from the cervix. It will not turn into a placenta previa. If your baby is now breech, he/she still has time to turn prior to labor, and your obstetric provider could sometimes turn the baby to vertex (head down) even at 38-39 weeks. If not, the safest way to deliver is by cesarean section. ...Read more
I'm 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?
Yes there is!: As the uterus grows your placenta may migrate up, and the baby may turn to the vertex (head down) position. There is no guarantee. You need to be watched closely. If previa still exists and/or baby is still breech at term, you'll need a c section. Avoid intercourse or anything else in the vagina while you have a previa. This could cause severe bleeding. Be seen for any bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
26 weeks pregnant. What means: placenta anterior, site low lying, presentation breech legs extended? Thank you
Anterior placenta: Tis is describing where the baby's placenta is implanted on the wall of the uterus - yours is low lying, on the anterior, or belly button side of the uterus, and is in a breech position - head up, body down - that is ok at 26 weeks. The anterior low-lying placenta could be a problem with bleeding in labor, called placenta previa - please discuss with your OB for more information ...Read more
I went for an ultrasound 3 weeks ago and my doctor said retained placenta. However my last child was born 5 years ago. What are the risks of this?
Not possible: I am not an OB but as a radiologist, I have had to diagnose this. As far as I know, you could not go for five years with retained placenta. It is more likely scarring or polyp/tumor of the uterus. I recommend you go to an independent laboratory for a repeat ultrasound including an endovagional US. If there is still uncertainty, a MRI is a great way to diagnose uterine abnormalities. ...Read more
8 weeks preg. Had abortion last march, have low lying placenta now, what are the risks? & can I air fly (5 hrs) on week 11 or 12?
Normal: A low lying placenta is common in early pregnancy and usually migrates upward as the pregnancy progresses and the uterus grows. Unless there are other possible complications flying should be fine in week 11 or 12. Discuss it with your OB first however to be sure. Your doctor knows your full history and can give you the best answer. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
My wife is pregnant with twins. They are in the same placenta but have seperate amnions. Are these called mono-mono twins? Are the risks higher?
Is low lying placenta the same as placenta previa? At 28 weeks what are the risks/how dangerous is it? How will it affect rest of pregnancy and birth?
Not the same...: A low lying placenta is when it is close to the cervix, but not covering it like a previa does. The risk of either is bleeding, esp. Once in labor. But a low lying placenta is much more likely to move up the side of your uterus & out of the way prior to this. Your dr. Will follow this with serial ultrasounds until then. Probably smart to avoid intercourse & to report any bleeding until clear. ...Read more
Many factors: Causes for breech presentation include preterm babies, twins, polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid), fibroids, uterine anomalies, or placenta previa. Many breech presentations have none of these risk factors. ...Read more
Rarely: Rarely does this happen where babies have congenital defects that are severe enough that they either neurological impair the baby and prevent movement or simply get in the way of a baby being able to flip on its own. This is a rare cause of breech though. ...Read more
If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?
Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more
Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info
http://www. Aap. Org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction. Aspx ...Read more
What are the chances of a breech baby turning on her own at 36 weeks? If she does not turn, when is the earliest a csection will be scheduled?
Version or c-section: If the baby is breech at 38 weeks then you may need to consider having the baby turned if you are interested in having a vaginal delivery. If you do not have a version and the baby is breech when you go into labor then the safest way to delivery the baby is via c-section. ...Read more
Yes: Breech is when the baby's head isn't pointing down to the cvx/vagina. Frank/footling meanthe baby's feet are either tucked up to its head/dangling down to the vagina. Many reasons why; sometimes baby's size, shape of uterus, rarely it's babies w/ a neuro disorder. >50% flip to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks. OBGYNs can perform a version to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME ...Read more
With difficulty: Sometimes an obstetrician will try a "version" maneuver in early labor, but this is risky. If the baby has descended partly into the birth canal it is unlikely to change position. The maneuver also has some risk of causing part of the placenta to separate. This would often only be attempted as a last event, before taking mom to the OR for a c-section. ...Read more
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