To study second trimester placental location as a predictor of adverse pregnancy outcome
International Journal of Reproduction Contraception Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound imaging has become an integral component of routine prenatal medical care for most pregnant women. ABSTRACT Background: Pregnancy and childbirth is universally celebrated as an event. It can also be one of experiences of misery and suffering when complications or adverse circumstances comprise the pregnancy, causing morbidity or even mortality. To study second trimester placental localization as a predictor of adverse pregnancy outcome. Methods: The study was conducted in Upper on
... cted in Upper on 592 pregnant women between 18-24 week over a period of 16 months. Results: This study shows that lateral placental location was associated with increased incidence of preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and posterior placental location associated with preterm labour and stillbirth. Conclusions: Placental localization by ultrasound in pregnant women during 18-24 week of gestation can be used as easy, non-invasive, cost-effective tool as a predictor of adverse pregnancy outcome.