Question:i am 20 weeks pregnant and my ultrasound shows placenta previa .what does its mean is there any need to worry?
Answer: Low-lying placenta, or placenta praevia, is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta that feeds the
growing baby is attached to the lower part of the womb near to or covering the cervix.
A low lying placenta, by itself, may not require any treatment. If it is early in your pregnancy, before the
twentieth week, then there is a good chance that the placenta will shift into an upward position as your
uterus expands. If the placenta stays at a low lying position but is not near enough to the cervix to be
classified as placenta previa.
However there are treatments to prevent the two most common complications of a low lying placenta:
bleeding and preterm labor. To prevent these problems some women are placed on bed rest or limited
activity. Especially activities that result in bouncing or jarring of the lower abdomen need to be avoided.
Similarly some women need to refrain from sexual intercourse, or the use of rectal suppositories or
vaginal douches/suppositories. The degree of restriction depends on whether or not the woman is
experiencing any vaginal bleeding or pre-term labor.
Question:Hey i am 35 weeks pregnant and the recent scan is showing excess grade lll maturity of placenta ..what does this mean? Is there anything to worry.
Dear placenta lll is nothing but ageing of placenta which happens due to stress and anxiety which will not let it work like normal n young placenta It will abrupt blood and oxygen supply and flow to the featus. This may lead to some complications in yur pregnancy like pre term labour and pre term delivery.
But don't worry dear yur doctor is monitoring yur situation follow strictly the diet and routine given by doctor everything will be fine.