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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
29wks pregnant and have an inert fear that bubs cord will prolapse/get stuck and i wont 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
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer