Placenta Previa At 33 Weeks’ Gestation?
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Placenta previa is a condition where the placenta is located near or covers the birth canal. This condition cannot be prevented or treated. In most cases, placenta previa can improve by itself (its position can rise to the top and do not cover the birth canal again as the uterus enlarges). This is especially true if the placenta previa is not a total placenta previa (the placenta completely covers the birth canal) and the placenta previa is found at a younger gestational age. If the placenta previa is found at an older gestational age (found in the third trimester) or the placenta previa found is placenta previa totalis, then it is likely that placenta previa will not improve on its own.
You should discuss further with your obstetrician about the condition of your placenta previa. Since this placenta previa is found at your 33th week of pregnancy, it is very likely that your placenta previa will not improve on its own and there is nothing you can do to improve the position of your placenta. You need to ask your doctor further what your placenta position is towards your birth canal. If indeed the placenta covers part or all of the birth canal, then you have no choice but to have a cesarean delivery. If the placenta only touches the end of the birth canal (marginal previa marginal), then a normal delivery can still be tried (if your doctor wants to do it), even though the risk of a normal delivery is still higher (therefore most doctors will still recommend that labor be performed separately for surgery fault).
Sometimes you really don't have a choice in pregnancy and childbirth. It is best to follow the advice of your doctor for your safety and that of your own baby. Giving birth by cesarean does not make you any less a woman than a woman who gives birth normally. Therefore you should still do the best for you and your baby too.
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