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When does the placenta attach to the uterus?

When does the placenta attach to the uterus?

4-5 days: About 4-5 days after the sperm and egg meet (conception), the fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining and begins placenta development. The placenta is very functional by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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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


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What is it called when the placenta attaches improperly in the uterus?

What is it called when the placenta attaches improperly in the uterus?

Placenta accreta: Placenta accreta, percreta and increta are increasingly severe conditions where the placenta actually grows into the myometrium, or wall, of the uterus, making detachment at birth difficult if not impossible. Moms with this condition more often than not will require hysterectomies at the time of birth to avoid hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Can an extra lobe attached to the main placenta harm my baby?

Can an extra lobe attached to the main placenta harm my baby?

No, but...: Paraplacentas (succenturiate lobes) are uncommon variations of normal placentation that should not affect fetal growth/development. Rarely, they can predispose to vasa previa - a condition that could prove lethal to the fetus if the fetal vessels between the two placental lobes happen to cross the internal cervical os and the water breaks or preterm labor occurs. Please seek mfm advice asap! ...Read more

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At 20 week ultrasound they said the cord is attached to the placenta on the side when it should be in the middle.. Is this bad?? They want to monitor

At 20 week ultrasound they said the cord is attached to the placenta on the side when it should be in the middle.. Is this bad?? They want to monitor

Placental variation: This is a placental variation that is not necessarily "bad" as long as perfusion to and from the fetus is normal and it continues its' growth. Your care team will monitor that situation and look for other fetal variations as well. ...Read more

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Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Please explain ??: The umbilical cord arises from the placenta and must be attached for that to happen. Perhaps there is another way to describe your question. If not please call the OB and ask them to explain what they really meant. ...Read more

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How to avoid placenta attached to c section scar for next pregnancy ?

You can not : There is not a way for you or your doctor to control where your placenta attaches. In most cases it does not attach there ...Read more