placenta previa

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Noun1.placenta previa - pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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Other pregnancy complications that are more common include multiple pregnancy, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, placenta praevia and gestational diabetes," she added.
There were 363 deaths associated with haemorrhage and CS, of which 222 were directly associated with the procedure; a further 54 CS-related deaths in the haemorrhage group were attributed to abruptio placentae and 26 to complications arising from placenta praevia or placenta accreta.
Ellie, from Meliden near Prestatyn, was given a blood transfusion after suffering from placenta praevia - a condition where the placenta grows in the lowest part of the womb and covers the opening to the cervix.
171 found that the risk of placenta-associated syndromes (PAS--placental abruption, placenta praevia, preeclampsia, small-for-gestational-age neonate, preterm birth, stillbirth) progressively increased with greater antenatal alcohol consumption.
A 43-year-old, 162 cm, 61 kg, gravid 8 para 5 woman at 38 gestational weeks was scheduled for elective caesarean section due to placenta praevia.
She had been diagnosed with placenta praevia, a condition where the placenta grows over the opening of the cervix, making natural birth difficult.
En cas de disproportion entre le bassin et la taille de l'enfant: si les dimensions du bassin de la mere sont insuffisantes ou si l'enfant presente un volume trop important, si le bebe se presente en mauvaiseposition (presentation du front ou transversale, voire dans certains cas presentation du siege entraEnant trop de complications), Dans le cas d'un enfant premature (d'un poids trop faible -- hypotrophie), qui souffrirait d'un accouchement par les voies naturelles, si le col reste insuffisamment dilate malgre l'augmentation des contractions et l'emploi de medicaments dilatateurs, Si la mere presente un fibrome, un kyste ovarien ou un placenta praevia (placenta recouvrant et interdisant le passage du foetus par voie basse).
uk HIGH-RISK GROUPS FOR VASA PRAEVIA * Painless bleeding during pregnancy * Low-lying placenta or placenta praevia * Bi-lobed or succenturiate-lobed placenta * Velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord * IVF pregnancies (increases risk to one in 300) * Multiple/twin pregnancies * History of uterine surgery, previous C-section or D&C
Alison presented a real challenge to the team with her need for very frequent dialysis, her past history of a very premature baby and the presence of placenta praevia, which carries a risk of massive bleeding during pregnancy.
Amongst this I was worried about my placenta praevia client who was bleeding.