- Battledore placenta is a placenta in which the. umbilical cord is attached at the placental margin; so. called because of the fancied resemblance to the. racquet used in badminton.
- The shortest distance between the cord insertion and placental edge is within 2cm.
- The incidence of battledore placenta is 7- 9% in singleton pregnancies, and 24-33% in twin pregnancies.
- Complications associated with battledore placenta are fetal distress intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labor, and slightly decreased birth weight.
It is associated with:
- Fetal distress
- Preterm labour
- Decreased birth weight