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  Placenta – Placenta Previa
 
Is placenta previa a disease?

No, placenta previa describes a placenta which is low in the uterus. If it is too close to the cervix it can impede the birth process and lead to a caesarean birth. Bleeding can also occur as the lower part of the uterus pulls way from the placenta in the latter pregnancy. However in the majority of cases, even though the placenta is low, it will rise up during the pregnancy. This can happen relatively late in the process. If this condition is identified by your doctor it will be carefully managed. While the chances of a caesarean birth are increased by the presence of this condition, it may not be necessary. The excellent medical facilities that exist today mean that careful monitoring of the situation is possible and a successful outcome is most likely.

See also:

Placenta - Abruptio

Placenta - High blood pressure

Placenta - Importance

 

 
   
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