Placenta previa – definition and meaning

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What is Placenta previa

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Placenta previa refers to a problem in pregnancy that occurs when the placenta is concentrated in the lower part of the uterus. Depending more or less covers the cervix or cervix, we speak of a total, partial or marginal placenta previa. It is one of the complications of pregnancy, since it obstructs the opening of the uterus and prevents or hinders the natural exit of the fetus. It usually occurs in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and can cause bleeding in the pregnant woman during childbirth. It can be detected by ultrasound, although one of the warning signs is unaccompanied vaginal bleeding. It cannot be treated, but it does require a scheduled cesarean section to deliver the baby and prevent bleeding in the mother during childbirth. If vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is very heavy, an emergency cesarean section may be necessary.