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Doctor insights on: What Is A Posterior Placenta Pregnancy

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What Does posterior placenta in Upper uterine seg with grade 2 maturity in 32 weeks pregnancy scan indicate? Does it mean a c section will b needed

What Does posterior placenta in Upper uterine seg with grade 2 maturity in 32 weeks pregnancy scan indicate? Does it mean a c section will b needed

OK and no: C-section is done through the anterior approach. Knowing that the placenta is posterior means it is safe to do a routine c-section but does NOT mean it needs to be done. Vaginal deliveries are always better than C-section unless there is an indication for the C-section. Ask your OB about these indications. ...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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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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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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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

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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

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