A 33-year-old member asked:
can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself?c
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it is possible: If it corrects itself completely you should be able to deliver vaginally. Check with your ob.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
What is placenta previa?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Placenta over cervix: Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy where the placenta is covering the opening of the uterus called the cervix. It occurs in 1/200 pregnancies more commonly in patients with a previous c section. If diagnosed in early pregnancy it may resolve before delivery. If not a C-section will be needed. It can cause painless bleeding often requiring bedrest.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Does placenta previa require treatment?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Maybe: If a placenta previa is still present at term, a cesarean delivery is indicated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How can I cope with placenta previa when not at the doctor?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Avoid sex: As long as you are not bleeding, go about life as usual with the exception of nothing in the vagina. No sex, no sex, no sex. Call your provider immediately if bleeding begins, even if it's only spotting.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to engage in sexual activity without intercourse if I have placenta previa?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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Yes: You can engage in sexual activity as long as nothing is placed inside the vagina to avoid disrupting the placenta and causing bleeding. Finding other ways to stay intimate with your partner is normal and healthy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What can you tell me about placenta previa?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Attached over cervix: Placenta previa is when the placenta attaches low inside the uterus, near theopening of the birth canal/cervix. This can cause problems during the birth process because when the cervix starts dilating it could tear the blood vessels in the placenta, depriving the baby of blood and making mom lose too much blood. To be safe, many ob's recommend a c-section instead of vaginal birth.
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Last updated Sep 18, 2013
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