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.
What’s the Treatment for Placenta Previa?
If you have placenta previa, what treatment your doctor gives you depends on a number of things, like how far along you are in your pregnancy and how long you’ve been bleeding. WebMD explains your treatment options and what you can expect.
C-Section: What Can I Expect?
One in 3 babies born in the U.S. arrives via C-section. Find out what to expect during a planned C-section and an emergency C-section.
Does Bed Rest During Pregnancy Really Help?
WebMD explains why best rest is sometimes recommended during pregnancy and what to expect.
Childbirth Options: What's Best?
While a traditional hospital birth is still popular, more women are exploring new and different childbirth options.
A pregnancy that has progressed without any apparent hitch can still give way to complications during delivery.
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.
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.