March 20, 2021August 14, 2021 By Dr. Alexis Hart Pregnancy
Moms and pregnant women on duty!Shall we talk about the degree of the placenta?I think almost everyone has heard that the placenta is theorgan responsible for nourishing the babyinside the mother’s womb.Only the placenta is born with the pregnancy, as soon as the baby fixes itself in the uterus the famousnesting.
How is Placenta Formed?
The zygote initiated by an egg and a sperm will multiply and from the moment it is fixed, it divides into two distinct parts, one half will become the baby and the other half becomes the placenta, totally necessary. andindispensable for the growth, oxygenationand feeding of the baby.
How is a Placenta?
The placenta is similar to an ox liver in appearance.It is full of blood vessels thatreceive the blood rich in vitamins and oxygento the fetus and passes all of it to him through theumbilical cordand thus allows the baby to develop properly.However, the placenta has degrees of maturity.
What are the Degrees of Placenta?
The degrees of the placenta can be grade 1, grade 2, grade 3 and 0. What determines these grades is the maturity the placenta is in, that is, the higher the number, the more“aged”it is.The degree of the placenta can determine how much food and oxygenation your baby is receiving so let’s say that when it is ingrade 1it can nourish and oxygenate the baby very well without any risk.
Grade 2placentais the one that can stay the longest in a pregnancy.He can start there for 28 weeks and go up to 36, 37 weeks or even the end of the pregnancy without any problems.Grade 3 is the maximum degree of maturity of the placenta, but this does not mean that it is not meeting the baby’s needs, only that it is “tired” and may also mean that delivery is close.Remembering that grade 0 is the best of all.Indicates that the placenta has no sign of maturity and that pregnancy is okay.
If the pregnancy comes to an end and the degree continues 0 it may be a sign that the pregnancy comes close to 42 weeks.But not only that, it may be that the lungs’ maturity is also not complete, but it is not a problem.The pregnant woman should be calm and talk to her doctor.
Placenta removed in a normal delivery, strong scenes for those who do not like to see blood so be careful!
I have seen cases of mothers with 30 weeks of pregnancy and with a grade 2 placenta, but I have also seen them with grade 3, if this is your case do not worry, talk to your doctor to reassure yourself.Pregnancy usually goes smoothly even with a grade 3 placenta instead of a grade 2 placenta.
I myself had a grade 2 placenta at 29 weeks pregnant and it went smoothly until the end when I had a grade 3 placenta at 39 weeks.As the placenta matures,amniotic fluid accompanies and the baby’s maturityalso contributes to this.I read somewhere that the baby’s lung secretes a hormone when it is mature and this can accelerate the maturation of the placental grade at the end of pregnancy and that is why many pregnancies reach the maximum level of maturation.Usually the degree of the placenta is not a cause for concern.
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Placenta Grade Accelerates Childbirth?
What can deliver a baby is not the degree of the placenta, but the conditions it is in.For example, one reason for advancing delivery, or thinking about inducing, would be calcification of the placenta.It is when the placenta starts to becomecobbled or calcified(harden) and then there is nothing more good for the baby, leading the doctor to talk about childbirth.But that’s a topic for another post…
Questions from Readers:
34 weeks with grade 3 placenta, are you at risk?
At 34 weeks, prenatal care is even more careful and detailed, and if you see grade 3 in the US at this weekly time, it is necessary to check the baby’s oxygenation, if it is good, there is no problem.In the doppler examination of the umbilical arteries and the placenta, which is usually requested in the final stretch of pregnancy, it is possible to verify the conditions of oxygenation.
37 weeks and placenta grade 1, is there a problem?
No, on the contrary !!The lower the degree of the placenta, the younger it is and the better it is doing its job of nourishing and oxygenating the little baby.If you want to have a normal delivery, the degree of the placenta low in the final stretch may indicate that it will take a little longer to go into labor.
What is a thick placenta?
Thick placenta is a thicker placenta that is considered normal and can be caused by a small unilateral, partial or complete calcification.It has the characteristics as if they were small pebbles of blood along its entire length.It is not an alarming case but it is necessary to do medical follow-up.
See Also:Umbilical Cord and Baby’s Navel – Its Function Within the Uterus
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.
Dr. Alexis Hart
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.