Placenta Previa during pregnancy

Being pregnant is a blessing to every woman.  An experience that is so wonderful and great with the feeling of a baby growing inside.  However, some woman do encounter issues during pregnancy and one of them is Placenta Previa.

Placenta develops whenever the egg embeds in the womb to feed the growing baby with food and oxygen. Apart from feeding, it also remove waste products from the baby’s blood and it exists the body after the baby is born.

Placenta praevia or Low laying placenta  is when the placenta is develops low down in the womb covers all or part of the cervix, meaning that it blocks the baby’s exit route through vagina.

Types of Placenta Previa
1. Complete Previa – cervical opening is completely covered
2. Partial Previa – A portion of the cervical is covered by the placenta
3. Marginal Previa – Extends just to the edge of the cervix

What causes it
Unknown causes but the problem often
# occurs in multiple pregnancies (twins or triplets); when the placenta is larger than normal;
# if you have had uterine surgery
# if you had placenta praevia before
# have a history of miscarriage or termination of pregnancy
# are over 35 years old
# abnormally shaped uterus

What are the symptoms?
painless vaginal bleeding during the last 3 months of pregnancy is often a warning sign, but placenta praevia can be symptomless and only be discovered during a scan.
But if any of the symptoms below occurs, seek immediate medical attention
# cramps
# bleeding that starts, stops and begin again days or weeks later
# bleeding after intercourse
# bleeding during the second half of pregnancy

The expert says:
You can have partial placenta praevia or total placenta praevia which will ends in a cesarean. In some cases, a placenta seen to be low-laying will moved up and out of the way but this does not apply for all mums-to-be.

Complication that can happen with placenta praevia
1. Bleeding
There is a risk of sudden, painless bleeding during pregnancy or labour. You need to go to the hospital straight away.
During labor, cervix will open to allow baby move into the vaginal canal for birth. If the placenta is infront of the cervix, it will begin to separate causing internal bleeding. Vaginal birth is risky for mother who could experience severe bleeding that can be life-threatening for the mother.

2. Placenta accreta
When the placenta embeds too deeply in the wall of the womb. it stays attached to your womb rather than coming away after the baby is born. Women with this condition require a hysterectomy after deliver the baby as the placenta does not separate from the uterus.

3. Vasa praevia
The blood vessels from the umbilical cord run through the membranes covering the cervix. As the membranes are not protected by umbilical cord and easily tear and cause bleeding. high risk is on your baby’s life.

What to do to help myself?
You cant do anything to change the position of your placenta and there is no way to prevent it, but you can stay healthy and well:
# Eat plenty of nutritious foods particularly those rich in iron to reduce anemic and don’t forget the pregnancy set that is proven working, save and natural. The pregnancy set helps to fill in the nutrition gaps that lost during harvesting and cooking process of the vegetables, fish and meat. Apart from that, the pregnancy set helps mum-to-be gain strength and energy throughout the busy day.
# Avoid sexual activity, travel and sports
# Always carry your ID card, blood type in case of emergency
# When you are at home, always have a family near you

I had a complete placenta previa and i thank God that we did not bleed until the planned c-section day.  All went well and that baby is now 5 years old.  So, whatever condition you are in, pray about it then, relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

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