This study investigated whether anterior placenta previa in the second trimester is associated with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). The neonates delivered by 2067 women between 2007 and 2015 were evaluated for the presence of RDS through birth records. The location of the placenta and the presence of placenta previa during the second and third trimesters were assessed and recorded. Demographic, prenatal, and perinatal records were reviewed. Anterior placenta previa in the second and third trimesters was correlated with RDS. Infants with lower gestational ages and birth weights had higher rates of RDS. Multivariate logistic regression analysis identified a significant association between anterior placenta previa in the second trimester and neonatal RDS. Anterior placenta previa in the second trimester is associated with neonatal RDS. Obstetricians should be aware that anterior placenta previa detected during the second trimester, irrespective of whether the placenta will migrate in the third trimester, may be an independent risk factor for neonatal RDS.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)