Any problem with the placenta during pregnancy can cause trouble. The placenta is that organ that forms during pregnancy in the mother’s uterus and provides nutrition, oxygen and food to the baby. The placenta is usually placed higher up in the uterus and is located away from the cervix but during abnormal conditions the placenta forms too low in the cervix and may cover the entire part.This condition when the cervix gets blocked by the placenta is known as placenta pervia. If the Placenta Previa is found out during the early pregnancy period, there is lower risk of you having to go through the trauma of placenta previa. This is so because the placenta may migrate from the lower position to the higher one as the time passes.
Risks Of Placenta Previa
Major Haemorrhage For The Mother
Placenta Previa causes excessive blood loss due to bleeding from the vagina either before or after delivery. This can be seriously dangerous both for the baby and also for the mother.
If the placenta attaches or grows itself on the uterus then the bleeding can be so heavy that it might require hysterectomy. This condition is known as placenta accreta. Blood transfusion is required in order to cope up with the drastic loss of blood.
This is a common result of placenta previa. If you have placenta previa, either you or your baby will have to face problems that can extend up to death. Previa is the worldwide cause for the maternal death during delivery. In very rare cases, placenta previa is the reason for the child is to be still born.
If you need a C-section delivery, then you might catch an infection and may even bleed to death. After the delivery blood can start to clot in your arms or legs. This clot can travel up to your heart or brain and may to lead to a heart attack or stroke.
The major cause of the distress faced by the foetus is the lack of supply of oxygen. Placenta is that membrane which develops near the uterus, around the foetus and provides oxygen to it. Nutrients are also given to the foetus via the placenta membrane and so are the toxic wastes taken away from the foetus.
When the placenta shifts from its true position, the supply of oxygen is cut off leading to the distress faced by the foetus. The baby might not grow inside the uterus as it should and this leads to abnormal position of birth.
Methods To Diagnose Placental Abruption
Placenta Previa Overview, Signs And Complication
Treatments For Different Types Of Placenta Previa
How To Spot Signs Of Placental Abruption
How To Treat Placenta Previa
Premature Birth Of The Baby
Mothers having the problem of placenta previa need to give birth to the baby prematurely. This is done to cut off the risk of the mother bleeding to death.
The baby is delivered by the C-section. In some cases, even the baby loses blood in the process of premature delivery. The baby born can be of a very small size which is life threatening.
Permanent Defects Caused In The Baby
Due to premature birth, the baby is prone to various types of diseases. Congenital diseases are in majority in the child. He may have problems in the lungs as it is not fully developed or maybe a hole in the heart.
He may have problem with his heartbeat too. The reproductive system of the baby may not be fully developed even after reaching puberty leading to infertility.
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