What A Placenta Previa Diagnosis Means For Your Pregnancy

April 15, 2019  |  
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You may eventually be scheduled for a c-section.

My OB/GYN allowed me to get up to 32 weeks of pregnancy before she made the judgment that it was unlikely my placenta would be budging. Ironically, my daughter had turned and was in the right position for a vaginal delivery at that point, but with the previa diagnosis the goal was to make it to 37 weeks for a scheduled C-section. Contractions can be dangerous when paired with a placenta previa diagnosis since the dilation of the cervix can cause the placenta membrane to tear and hemorrhage. About 75 percent of women with placenta previa in the third trimester deliver via C-section before labor starts.

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