Placenta Previa

The Placenta is the structure that develops inside your uterus during pregnancy, providing oxygen and nutrition to and removing wastes from your baby. The placenta connects to your baby through the umbilical cord. In most pregnancies the placenta attaches at the top or side of the uterus.

Placenta previa occurs when a baby’s placenta partially or totally covers the mother’s cervix. Placenta previa can cause severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery.

If you have placenta previa , you might bleed throughout your pregnancy and during your delivery. Health care providers will recommend you to avoid activities that might cause contractions or engaging in activities that can increase your risk of bleeding. You’ll need a C-section to deliver your baby if the placenta previa doesn’t resolve.

Bright red vaginal bleeding without pain during the second half of pregnancy is the main sign of placenta previa. Some women also have contractions.

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