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Placenta Previa

Placenta previa is a placenta that covers all or part of the cervix. During labor and delivery, placenta previa can cause severe bleeding. It can be dangerous for both mother and baby. A cesarean delivery (C-section) is often done to reduce the risk of bleeding.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Last RevisedApril 3, 2013

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Last Updated: April 03, 2013
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