vasa previa

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Related to Vasa praevia: placenta previa, Amniotic fluid embolism

va·sa pre·vi·a

umbilical vessels presenting in advance of the fetal head, usually traversing the membranes and crossing the internal uterine os.

va·sa pre·vi·a

(vā'să prē'vē-ă)
Umbilical vessels presenting in advance of the fetal head, usually traversing the membranes and crossing the internal cervical os.

vasa previa

, vasa praevia
The blood vessels of the umbilical cord presenting before the fetus.
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uk HIGH-RISK GROUPS FOR VASA PRAEVIA * Painless bleeding during pregnancy * Low-lying placenta or placenta praevia * Bi-lobed or succenturiate-lobed placenta * Velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord * IVF pregnancies (increases risk to one in 300) * Multiple/twin pregnancies * History of uterine surgery, previous C-section or D&C
Sharon and Simon with Freya, who died just hours later Sharon Cheffings with baby Freya, who died three hours after her birth due to Vasa Praevia complications
CAROL says a greater awareness of the condition, combined with an extended routine ultrasound scan, could prevent many of the deaths currently caused by vasa praevia.
Initially, I just wanted to find out more about vasa praevia, but I decided I wanted to help other women and reduce the deaths by raising awareness.