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What Can You Tell From A Placenta
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Need expert advice. After my 32wk scan my midwife has written that my placenta is 'post high' in my notescan anyone tell me what this means?
Position: Evaluating the placenta location on an OB ultrasound is important to find the location and note whether it is approaching or covering the cervix and route the baby will exit the uterus on delivery. 'post high' likely is shorthand for posterior and high ie up by the top of the uterus away from the cervix, though you should confirm that with your doc. ...Read more
Source of nutrition: placentas typically adhere to the main body of the uterus. If it is implanted near the cervix (placenta previa), it may cause bleeding, require you to have a cesarean section. Multiple lobes of placenta can also form that may have blood vessels running between. They can be at risk for bleeding. Bleeding behind the placenta noted early on can complicate your pregnancy and risk of miscarrige ...Read more
Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Marginal/partial placenta previa is when the placenta comes to the edge of the cervix and maybe even covers a small part of the cervix. Not uncommon on early ultrasounds. As the pregnancy progresses, there is a good chance that this will resolve. If it is still present as you get farther into the 3rd trimester, then it becomes less likely that it will resolve, and a csection may be necessary. ...Read more
I am 3month pregnant and during prenatal visit doctor said that my placenta is a bit thick and not to worry.Can you please tell any issues with this?
Usually none @3 mos.: The first trimester is not a typical time for placentomegaly to be diagnosed, although i guess it is possible to suspect it before 14 weeks, but confirmation will likely be thereafter. If confirmed, it is a marker for triploidy (lethal) fetal infections or molar pregnancies. Clarify this comment with your obstetrician and get a maternal-fetal medicine sonogram to elucidate this further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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