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.
Current as of: October 8, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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