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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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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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

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