Placenta praevia (placenta previa AE) is a obstetric complication that can occur in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding) and is characterised by the implantation of the placenta over or near the top of the cervix. It affects approximately 0.5% of all labours.

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Placenta Previa Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Painless, bright red vaginal bleeding in the second half of pregnancy is the main sign of placenta previa. This bleeding usually occurs near the end of the second trimester or the beginning of the thi...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Placenta previa occurs when the embryo implants in the lower part of the uterus and then grows to cover the exit. Doctors and researchers don''t understand why this happens. They hypothesize that the ...
Source: MayoClinic

Placenta Previa Treatment

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Complications
... If you have placenta previa, your doctor will monitor you and your baby carefully to reduce your risk of these serious complications: Massive bleeding (hemorrhage). One of the biggest concerns with pl...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... In general, treatment for placenta previa may include blood transfusions, bed rest and Caesarean delivery. But the details of your treatment depend on a range of factors, including: The amount of vagi...
Source: MayoClinic

Placenta Previa Support

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Coping skills
... Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of awe and anticipation. Nine months of watching your belly grow and waiting to meet the little one inside. Nine months for picking out the softest quilt, the safest...
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