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How can doctors prevent premature labor caused by placenta previa?

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Your doctor could give you medicine to prevent premature labor. He may also give you corticosteroid shots to help your baby’s lungs develop faster. Once he feels the baby can be safely delivered (by about 36 weeks of pregnancy), he’ll schedule a C-section.

If your bleeding won’t stop, you’ll need an emergency C-section -- even if your baby is not full-term.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Placenta Previa.”

American Pregnancy Association: “Placenta Previa.”

UpToDate: “Management of Placenta Previa.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Placenta Previa.”

American Pregnancy Association: “Placenta Previa.”

UpToDate: “Management of Placenta Previa.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

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