Placenta Previa Directory
Placenta previa is an uncommon condition affecting pregnant women. It occurs when the placenta, the vital organ that provides oxygen and nutrients to the growing baby and removes waste products from the baby's blood, partially or totally covers the woman's cervix. If a woman goes into labor with placenta previa, the placenta can detach from the uterus wall and cause excessive vaginal bleeding. As a result, most women with placenta previa deliver their baby by cesarean section. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about placenta previa, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Treatment of Placenta Previa
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of placenta previa.
The Basics About Placenta Previa
WebMD's overview of placenta previa, a pregnancy complication.
High-Risk Pregnancy-Related Information
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First Trimester Problems: When to Call Your Doctor
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C-Sections: Recovery, Risks, Benefits, Pain, and More
WebMD explains why C-sections are on the rise and describes what is involved and what the recovery period is like.
Calming Your Labor and Delivery Fears
Experts provide the calming and reassuring advice you need for a successful labor and delivery day.
Childbirth Options: What's Best?
While a traditional hospital birth is still popular, more women are exploring new and different childbirth options.
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