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When would I be put on bed rest for my placenta previa?

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Bed rest may be the only treatment your doctor recommends if your bleeding is slight or very light. You’ll have to avoid exercise, sex, and pelvic exams. All of these can cause you to bleed.

If you’re bleeding a lot, your doctor might have you stay on bed rest in the hospital until you have your baby. You may need a blood transfusion.

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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