U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

can you deliver vaginally if placenta previa corrects itself?c

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 28-year-old member asked:

What is placenta previa?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Does placenta previa require treatment?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Maybe: If a placenta previa is still present at term, a cesarean delivery is indicated.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I cope with placenta previa when not at the doctor?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Caren Reaves
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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to engage in sexual activity without intercourse if I have placenta previa?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
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.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Agree but I want reinforce that nothing should go in the vagina as she said.
Jun 29, 2011
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can you tell me about placenta previa?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Sep 18, 2013

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.