What is Placenta Previa?

Risks of Previa Placenta

Placenta previa is a serious condition that can have dire ramifications for both the mother and baby. Some of the risks of having placenta previa include:

– Severe bleeding for the mother before and during delivery. The bleeding can become severe enough to have a hysterectomy.

– Placenta abruption. This occurs when the placenta detaches from the uterus before the baby is born. This can cause premature delivery, low birth weight and major blood loss for the mother.

– Birth defects are more common in babies with mothers who had placenta previa.

Placenta previa is a very serious condition. If you experience vaginal bleeding at all during your pregnancy you should call your doctor right away. If you had placenta previa with a prior pregnancy, be sure to tell your doctor at your very first visit.

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Placenta previa. (2010, February 23). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/placenta-previa-topic-overview

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