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36 weeks pregnant, grade three placenta, smoked during pregnancy. Abortion required?

I am 36 weeks and 3 days pregnant, I have been high risk because of a previous loss at 21 weeks. Yesterday at growth scan i was informed my placenta is at a grade 3. Having said that i have also smoked throughout my pregnancy. Will my baby be ok, can she die in the womb. I am so concerned, and was told by someone that they should consider inducing me because of this?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
at around 37 weeks gestation grade 3 placenta can be seen, if the baby's condition, weight, parameters and amniotic fluid etc are in normal range no need to worry,
you can follow with regular checkups, twice a week non stress test monitoring till expected date of delivery,
if you have any other complications like pregnancy induced hypertension, fetal growth retardation etc along with placental factor then early induction may be indicated.
take care.
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OBGYN Dr. Monika Choudhary's  Response

Maternal smoking can increase the incidence of abruptio placenta means separation of placenta.

Due to this foetus can die in the womb.

As you are having 36weeks3days pregnancy,wait for one week &then go for induction.

All The Best
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