Placenta Previa and Pregnancy

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What is placenta previa?

Placenta Previa and Pregnancy

Placenta previa is a term often found pregnancy glossaries. It isn't a common condition, but it does occur in about one out of every 200 pregnancies. Placenta previa is the implantation of the placenta so that it covers or partially covers the cervix. Diagnosis typically occurs during the third trimester of a woman's pregnancy. Bleeding and premature contractions are typically indicators that placenta previa may be present. Once diagnosed, a mother is usually placed on bed rest, may be hospitalized, and an emergency cesarean may be performed.



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