Pregnancy: Placenta Previa Index

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Placenta previa is a condition during pregnancy when the placenta lies low in the uterus either partly or completely blocking the uterus. Women with placenta previa generally deliver their baby via cesarean delivery. There are several types of placenta previa:

  • 1) a low-lying placenta,
  • 2) a partial placenta previa, and
  • 3) a total placenta previa, which covers and blocks the cervical opening.
Women who are at risk of placenta previa are women who have delivered a previous baby by cesarean section, and are also at risk of placenta accreta, placenta, increta, or placenta precreta.

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