Can The Location Of The Placenta Change If You Drive Frequently During Late Pregnancy?
Hello I am pregnant UK 36w. The ultrasound location of the Corpus Act placenta. What does that mean? Does the location of the placenta still change if the mother goes on a motorcycle? Because I have to ride my own motorbike when I control pregnancy. I drive slowly … but sometimes there are shocks because the road is not all flat. Thanks …
Hi Tria, thanks for the question.
Congratulations on your pregnancy nearing D-day. Actually for pregnancy ultrasound or other supporting examinations that use imaging tools, the terms or abbreviations used vary greatly depending on the type and brand of the tool, as well as the manufacturer of the tool. So an ultrasound device can also have different abbreviations between tools. Doctors also often make abbreviations that suit their individual needs. So the best thing is to ask for the clearest information from the treating doctor. A good doctor will definitely answer all the curiosity of his patients.
Regarding changes in the location of the placenta, medically not related to the activities performed by the mother with the location of the placenta. As the fetus grows, the uterus will continue to increase in volume, the location of the placenta will change. Pregnancy cases are often found where the placenta is initially low, but when the pregnancy enters the final months, the placenta moves slightly upward. Or it could also be the opposite. It is feared that placenta previa will occur, where the placenta closes the birth canal and can cause severe bleeding. However, we cannot always predict which position the placenta will move to. Therefore, pregnant women are recommended for routine control. Ante natal control is carried out in addition to checking the state of the fetus, it also ensures placental position, placental viability, amount of amniotic fluid, and much more.
My advice, if it's time for control back, ask the things that are a concern to the treating doctor. Thus my answer, hopefully helped yes. Regards.