How To Prevent Calcification Of The Placenta When 35 Weeks Pregnant?
yesterday the midwife’s ultrasound said that if the placenta begins whitewashing at 35w, what I want to ask is is it dangerous for normal delivery? and usually because of what? how to prevent it so that it doesn’t continue to calcify how? thank you
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Basically getting closer to the time of delivery, the placenta will also experience the aging process. This aging process is marked one of which is the accumulation of calcium deposits in the placenta or often also called calcification of the placenta. Calcification of the placenta may or may not be normal, depending on how much calcification is adjusted for your gestational age. Doctors can classify the calcification of the placenta in degrees 0 to degree 3. For example, calcification of degree 0 (no calcification) is found in pregnancies less than 18 weeks, calcification of degree 1 can be found at 18-29 weeks gestational age, calcification of degree 2 can be found at gestational age 30-38 weeks, calcification degree 3 can be found at gestational age 39 weeks and over. As long as the degree of calcification you are still in accordance with your gestational age, then the condition can still be called normal.
If your midwife does not know clearly the degree of calcification of your placenta, you should do further examination to the obstetrician. Obstetricians have more competence to do ultrasound and your doctor can know more clearly the condition of your pregnancy and your fetus, including your current placental condition. If there is indeed an abnormal calcification of your placenta, your doctor will identify other risk factors that might interfere with your pregnancy to determine whether calcification of the placenta is dangerous or not and if special treatment is needed for this. For now, you don't need to worry too much and plan to see an obstetrician right away.
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