The Possibility Of A Normal Delivery When You Have Placenta Previa?
, I was convicted of having placenta previa totalis since the gestational age of 4 months. Now my gestational age has entered 35w. The placenta has shifted a little. So far I have never experienced bleeding .. r nCan I still give birth normally?
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Placenta previa is a condition in which the placenta is located at the bottom of the uterus, attaching to or covering the birth canal. There are 3 types of placenta previa:
total or complete placenta previa, which is a condition in which the placenta covers the entire birth canal, partial placenta previa, which is a condition in which the placenta covers part of the birth canal.
It is true that placenta previa can shift and get better on its own as gestational age increases. In the majority of pregnant women with partial placenta previa found at less than 28 weeks of gestation, the placenta can be displaced until it does not cover the birth canal anymore. However, in most pregnant women with total placenta previa, the placenta can move but there is still a part that closes the birth canal.
To find out whether your placenta previa has indeed improved or not, reexamination with ultrasound is needed because not bleeding is not enough to prove that the placenta has not covered the birth canal anymore. If indeed your placenta has shifted so that it does not close the birth canal, then you still have the opportunity to give birth normally. However, if your placenta still covers all or part of the birth canal, then you will be advised to give birth by cesarean section (SC).
We recommend that you consult your obstetrician again about your placenta previa and your delivery plans. Meanwhile, still avoid doing things that can trigger bleeding and contractions such as not lifting heavy objects, not doing too much activity, not having sex, or inserting certain objects or ingredients into your vagina.
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