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My wife is 33+ weeks pregnant with twins . Her

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Question: My wife is 33+ weeks pregnant with twins . Her ultrasound shows placenta is on grade lll maturity . Is this normal ? How long we can wait for delivery ?
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Normal Report

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns about placental maturity.

Grade 3 maturity of placenta is seen around this stage of pregnancy and is absolutely normal. It is expected at this stage of pregnancy.

However this does not predict the date of delivery. You can wait safely till term as any other pregnant woman to get delivery pains. Grade 3 placenta does not mean that you have to deliver faster. Only possibility in twin pregnnacy is that deliver is bit earlier than expected. You should expect to deliver anytime after 36 weeks.

Let me know if you need anymore clarification.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What are probable complications if we have to go for a c section delivery on 35th weeks in twin pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Soumya (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Preterm delivery complications

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

There is possibility of having complications of preterm baby like lung maturity issues, infection etc..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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My wife is 33+ weeks pregnant with twins . Her

Brief Answer: Normal Report Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concerns about placental maturity. Grade 3 maturity of placenta is seen around this stage of pregnancy and is absolutely normal. It is expected at this stage of pregnancy. However this does not predict the date of delivery. You can wait safely till term as any other pregnant woman to get delivery pains. Grade 3 placenta does not mean that you have to deliver faster. Only possibility in twin pregnnacy is that deliver is bit earlier than expected. You should expect to deliver anytime after 36 weeks. Let me know if you need anymore clarification. Regards