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A great place for information on umbilical cord issues is The Pregnancy Institute: http://www.preginst.com/ Cindy Paris Mum to Nathan Elliot Paris ^i^ http://NathanParis.com Secretary, International Vasa Previa Foundation http://IVPF.org
A great place for information about umbilical cord issues is The Pregnancy Institute: http://www.preginst.com/ Cindy Paris Mum to Nathan Elliot Paris ^i^ http://NathanParis.com and Secretary, International Vasa Previa Foundation http://vasaprevia.org
Hi! I am Secretary of the International Vasa Previa Foundation. Velamentous cord insertion occurs once or twice in every 100 pregnancies. The current thinking is that it develops from a low lying placenta. As a low lying placenta remodels ("moves") its way up it can form lobes and/or leave exposed fetal umbilical vessels behind. This theory is called Trophotropism. The easiest way to explain this is to make a comparison to a plant. A plant will lean towards the sun to...
Hi! I had velamentous cord insertion during my 4th pregnancy, in 1996. Unfortunately, I also had vasa previa. Mine ruptured at term and the baby died a couple of days after birth due to the injuries he sustained. Not much was known about vci or vasa previa back then. I found only 6 medical journal articles on the condition, had to go to 2 different medical school libraries to retrieve them all, and they were all success cases only because they were prenatally...
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