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

Post by CharlotteCake » Wed Jul 18, 2012 01:05 am

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 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 08:36 am

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 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:06 am

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

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

Post by alviarin » Sat Jul 14, 2012 09:43 am

My sister had anterior placenta, no pre-e.

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

Post by holly3372@msn.com » Sat Jul 14, 2012 07:14 am

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

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

Post by nov_mum » Fri Jul 13, 2012 05:11 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 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:48 am

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 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:48 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 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 09:54 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 Jul 12, 2012 07:50 am

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.

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