Is The Baby A Short Placenta, Unable To Give Birth Normally?
Is the baby placenta short, can not be born normally?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The placenta, or placenta, is the channel that connects the baby and mother. The placenta serves to flow blood from the mother to the fetus and vice versa, to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the baby, and to deliver more metabolic waste and oxygen-poor blood from the baby.
Normal placenta about 55-60 cm in length. The placenta is said to be short if its length does not reach 35 cm. This condition is unknown cause but the risk is usually increased in women who are first-time pregnant, small fetuses, female fetuses, there is a history of smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and a little amniotic fluid.
This causes the potential for various complications before and during labor. Before labor, a placenta that is too short can cause limited fetal space so that it also limits its development, can also make the baby lack of oxygen, brain disorders, and during labor, can cause prolonged labor, attached placenta, and bleeding.
Regarding your question, babies with a short placenta can still be born normally, but the risk is higher. With a short placenta, it means that during the birth process, there is a potential for the baby to not get out because the umbilical cord is tightened. In fact, contractions continue to occur and you continue to push the baby out by straining. If this continues, the placenta can be separated from the place attached to the uterus and this can cause severe bleeding that endangers your life.
That is why, in fact it is OK to deliver a baby with a short placenta normally, but if there are signs of stretching or emergencies, the team of doctors must be prepared for emergency cesarean section. Of course, rather than having to play with this potential, it will be safer for you to do a cesarean section from the start, so there is no incident of the placenta tightening because the baby is not pushed out, but is taken.
But in the end, all this goes back to your decision. Doctors can not force action, as long as you and your family understand all the conditions and possibilities. And because the adverse effects of this short placenta are not specific to only occur during labor, you must often control the obstetrician, and still come if there are certain symptoms even if not scheduled. So, hopefully answering your question.