Sometimes the placenta does not fit properly into the uterine cavity. This anomaly, placenta previa, does not prevent the continuation of pregnancy, but requires increased surveillance and some precautionary measures. The explanations of our specialist.
What is the placenta for?
- Real exchange platform, the placenta allows the circulation of blood, oxygen, nutrients and certain hormones between your body and that of your future baby. A real guardian angel who helps to nourish and oxygenate your child and who also knows how to stop certain viruses and bacteria.
What happens in case of placenta previa?
- Normally, the placenta lodges at the top, at the bottom of the uterine cavity, but sometimes he will fit downstairs. This insertion disorder, placenta previa, increases the risk of bleeding and bleeding. It can lead to poor blood circulation and poor oxygenation of the baby and cause fetal distress. This is why placenta previa requires greater monitoring of pregnancy.
How is he diagnosed?
- During the second trimester ultrasound, At around 22 weeks of amenorrhea, the location of the placenta is systematically checked to ensure that the placenta is well inserted. It is at this point that the placenta previa can be detected. However, blood loss in a pregnant woman before this ultrasound scan of the 5th month, may indicate the presence of this abnormality. In this case, it will be verified by ultrasound that it is a placenta previa or not.