placenta previa

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pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part)

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Placenta previa is when the placenta continues to lie in the lower part of the womb in the last months of pregnancy rather than moving upwards as the womb enlarges.
Thankfully, placenta previa is nearly always detected before a woman or her baby is in significant danger.
Princess Kiko, 40, developed partial placenta previa, a condition known to raise the risk of abnormal bleeding.
Whereas the proportion of women experiencing placenta previa (implantation of the placenta close to or over the opening to the birth canal) increased steadily with age, the proportion experiencing placental abruption (separation of the placenta from the uterus) was relatively high at the extreme ages but dropped among women in their 20s and early 30s; a similar pattern was found in rates of fetal abnormality.
The princess, who is pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, has been diagnosed with partial placenta previa, a complication in which the placenta implants itself abnormally low in the uterus and covers part of the cervix.
Apart from the risk of breast cancer following abortion, there is also an increased risk of cancer of the rectum, ovary and uterine cervix; perforation of the uterus and placenta previa in subsequent pregnancies; premature delivery, with consequent 38 times increase in cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment of a subsequently conceived infant; six times lower fertility; emotional difficulties, and three times the risk of suicide, as well as five times the risk of substance abuse.
Mrs Gallagher-Wild said: "It was called placenta previa.
A woman with a previous Cesarean IS at greater risk for placenta previa (four times more likely), which would lead to the medical need for a Cesarean and if undetected, could lead to a possibly life-threatening hemorrhage.
A fetal ultrasound performed on March 3 demonstrated a live intrauterine fetus of approximately 21 weeks gestational age and complete placenta previa.
Maternal toxicities include spontaneous abortions, premature labor and delivery, premature rupture of membranes, placenta previa, and abruptio placentae.
The hemorrhage of a placenta previa may also cause profound anemia and collapse.
My wife Caroline was diagnosed at 22 weeks with placenta previa, a condition that can be life-threatening for babies and mother.
Generally, a cesarean delivery should be anticipated in the event specific obstetric conditions arise, including: breech presentation; serious bleeding due to placenta previa, or abruption (separation of the placenta from the uterus); fetal distress; and more than one previous cesarean delivery.
There seems to be a near uniform consensus that refusal of surgical management of a gangrenous toe, religiously based refusal of blood products to manage shock, and refusal of cesarean delivery to manage complete placenta previa should always be respected.