Placenta Previa - Home Treatment
If you are pregnant, be alert for any
vaginal bleeding. Sudden, painless vaginal bleeding
may be the only symptom of
placenta previa, a placenta that partially or fully
Call 911 or other emergency services right away if you have severe vaginal bleeding. Severe vaginal
bleeding means you are passing blood clots and soaking through your usual pad
each hour for 2 or more hours (you should not be using tampons).
Call your doctor now or go to the closest emergency room right away if you have any vaginal
After you have
had placenta previa, you may have questions about a future pregnancy.
Based on the nature of your condition, your doctor will be able to answer your
questions and address your concerns.
In very rare cases, placenta
previa causes a stillbirth or newborn death. Should you experience such a loss,
allow yourself time to grieve. Expect that your partner, children, and other
family members may also be deeply affected. Consider meeting with a support
group, reading about the experiences of other women, and talking to friends, a
counselor, or a member of the clergy to help you and your family cope with your
loss. For more information, see the topic
Grief and Grieving.