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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When she was pregnant with Jaxon, she started spotting and was diagnosed with placenta previa, where the placenta drops down above the cervix and any impact or too much movement can make it bleed.
They gave me a scan and discovered I had something called placenta previa where the placenta drops down above the cervix and any impact or too much movement can make it bleed.
These facilities may act as regional referral centers and are appropriate for women with suspected placenta accreta or placenta previa with prior uterine surgery, suspected placenta percreta, adult respiratory syndrome, or severe eclampsia at less than 34 weeks' gestation.
Additional risk factors for the development of placenta percreta include advanced maternal age, placenta previa, and other previous uterine procedures (1, 2).
Avoids further cesarean and hence risks associated with multiple cesareans, like placenta previa, accreta, adhesions between organs, trauma to bowel/bladder and need for caesarean hysterectomy.
CINCINNATI, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have identified a crucial molecular key to healthy embryo implantation and pregnancy in a study that may offer new clues about the medical challenges of infertility/subfertility, abnormal placentation, and placenta previa.
If you have a specific reason such as placenta previa or low lying placenta, bleeding or cervical incompetence, bed rest is advisable.
There was suspicion that I had placenta previa, but in reality it was HELLP syndrome.
A sample of 50,416 women who gave birth to one child were included in the study and those experiencing preeclampsia, hypertension, diabetes, gestational diabetes or placenta previa were excluded.
Emma, who's also mum to Ava, three, had a troubled pregnancy with George - including bleeding and placenta previa, where the placenta forms too close to the cervix - but even when he arrived two weeks early by emergency C-section, it was hoped all was finally well.
It is believed she lost a lot of blood due to complications from a pre-existing condition, placenta previa.