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Why Do Doctors Examine Placenta After Birth
Make sure all is out: Retained placental tissue can cause problems such as bleeding and infection. Therefore, OB providers should check every placenta to ensure that it has been delivered intact or all pieces of it have come out of the uterus. Occasionally an OB will need to insert a hand up into the uterus or even scrape with an instrument to remove any remaining tissue. That mainly occurs if a very premature delivery. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends!: In any high risk or complicated deliveries, we send the placenta to pathology to look for any reason for the complications. In normal deliveries, the placenta is bundled together with other placentas and cremated. If you want to keep the placenta, you can ask your doctor. It does have to be handled in a special manner though. So let us know before your delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am i still hurting after having a baby 9 months ago? I was diagnosed with placenta accreta after the birth of my child my doctor didn't do surgery to remove it he just pulled it out was he suppose to do that?
Confused..: Your information is a little confusing to me; are you concerned about long-term pain from your delivery, or asking whether the management of placenta accreta was appropriate in your case? Please clarify. Any time pain persists that far out after delivery it is abnormal and merits examination by a gynecologist. Standard management of suspected placenta accreta is prelabor cesarean hysterectomy @35w. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the doctor for irregular periods. He didn't examine me or even ask me questions. He just put me on birth control. Should he have done more?
What do the doctors do with the placenta after delivery is kept, researched, where does it go or is used for?
Studied: It is briefly studied, sometimes microscopically, weighed, then destroyed unless special circumstances exist. ...Read more
Scared to give birth because I'm scared the placenta isn't going to come out of me. I'm scared I'm going to die ?
OB anxiety: It is not uncommon for pregnant women to have certain fears about the course of their pregnancies that should be shared with your treating OB MD. He/she can discuss what is reasonable and what is not to be concerned about. If that is not sufficient, your OB MD may ask you to see a mental health professional if your anxieties become extreme hindering your ongoing prenatal care. ...Read more
I'm so scared to give birth to my placenta after baby. So frightened I'm going to die or it's not going to come out ?
Think positively and: In such cases of unjustified fears, one should think positively and get established with a psychiatrist. The placenta will come out, but will the mother have post-partum depression, anxiety, or other post-partum mental illness? Such a mother can let her Ob-Gyn and her baby's pediatrician know if mood or anxiety symptoms are increasing, undesired, or strange. Help is available. ...Read more
NO: See you obgyn doc for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to
It can: Placenta previa means that the placenta is blocking to cervix, which is the opening from the uterus to the vagina. If the cervix starts to open, heavy bleeding can occur, making it necessary to deliver early to protect mom's health. To reduce the risk of life-threatening bleeding, doctors may deliver early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor, I would like to know the gender of my baby. My placenta position is fundal anterior grade 2. ?
How long does heroin stay in the placenta for? Can it be detected after giving birth? Used on and off til 27 weeks.... Please help!
33 wk pregnant w/ GD Last week doc measured me 36 cm. Had an u/s today my placenta was unusually thick. What does or could this mean for my baby?
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