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.
What Is Placenta Previa and What Are the Symptoms?
Placenta Previa is a complication of pregnancy that causes the placenta to tear away from the uterus. Find out what the symptoms are and how it’s treated.
Understanding Labor and Delivery Complications -- Diagnosis and Treatment
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of labor and delivery complications.
Stillbirth -- the Basics
WebMD explains the causes and risk factors for stillbirths.
Pregnancy and Chorionic Villus Sampling
WebMD explains chorionic villus sampling (CVS), a prenatal test that helps detect birth defects, genetic diseases, and other problems early in a pregnancy.
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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Calming Your Labor and Delivery Fears
Experts provide the calming and reassuring advice you need for a successful labor and delivery day.
First Trimester Problems: When to Call Your Doctor
What's normal? These 7 warning signs could mean trouble with an early pregnancy. Play it safe, and call your doctor.