What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post a reply


In an effort to prevent automatic submissions, we require that you type the text displayed into the field underneath.
Smilies
:D :) ;) :( :o :shock: :? 8-) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow: :| :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

BBCode is ON
[img] is ON
[flash] is OFF
[url] is ON
Smilies are ON

Topic review
   

If you wish to attach one or more files enter the details below.

Expand view Topic review: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by CharlotteCake » Thu Mar 05, 639570 8:35 pm

With my first it was anterior and I got pre-e at 31weeks and HELLP at 32 with delivery a few days later. This time I'm 32 weeks with a placenta at the top of the uterus last they checked. My BP has creeped up a bit but isn't hypertensive yet. Crazy that there might be a connection somehow. I hope researchers look into it.

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by mllewellyn » Sat Feb 21, 639570 5:47 pm

Baby 1: HELLP & stillbirth: no idea on placental placement.
Baby 2: mild PIH only: posterior
Baby 3: Severe pre-e @ 36 weeks: posterior placement

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by Mari2012 » Wed Feb 11, 639570 6:03 pm

Wow, I had HELLP and an anterior placenta as well.

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by alviarin » Mon Jan 19, 639570 12:45 pm

My sister had anterior placenta, no pre-e.

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by holly3372@msn.com » Mon Jan 19, 639570 6:23 am

Anterior,hmmm...........

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by nov_mum » Tue Jan 06, 639570 1:39 am

From what I read about actual studies, it had more to do with placenta placement being not in a central location. I believe it was a 25/75 split with the 75 percent of PE people having placentas that were posterior or anterior but not centrally placed. It was more anecdotal really. I searched this site to see I commented myself on a thread in 2011 where someone must have stumbled upon the same thread as me which was on another site and had over 30 responders and 28 of those had anterior placentas. I was just being curious on this site as it's a specialty site and felt it might be more informative.

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by blythe » Sat Dec 27, 639569 2:53 pm

Babies #1 and #2 were posterior, baby #3 was anterior. It's been a while since I've done a lit search but I'm pretty sure the research hasn't found a connection - I'm definitely interested to hear if you find a study I've missed!

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by kbielec » Fri Dec 26, 639569 2:47 am

My placenta is in the front, and it looks "healthy" on the scans. The uterine blood flow on both sides to it look good and the cord flow looks good...
Baby, not growing good...
Hard one to explain!

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by ellemoon » Fri Dec 26, 639569 12:10 am

I had an anterior placenta as well... I never even thought about a coorelation but I did a little google research and I noticed a pattern with anterior placentas and PE. I will definitely be asking MFM about this when I see them July 26th.

Re: What position was your placenta in with your PE?

Post by nov_mum » Thu Dec 25, 639569 6:30 pm

Placenta positioning is part of routine scans to ensure that it is not blocking the exit for baby (previa) and how well the blood vessels join there and provide blood to and from the baby. The umbilical arteries are visualised and in cases of PE the flow can be measured for resistance. High resistance and knotching are associated with PE and IUGR. Anyone performing your scan should be able to tell you where your placenta is.

Top