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Is there anything I can do to help a placenta previa--massage, exercises, etc.?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is nothing that you can do to change the location of the placenta.
If it is covering the cervix, you will need to be delivered by c section. Intercourse needs to be avoided due to the risk of significant bleeding. A partial previa diagnosed early in the pregnancy may improve or resolve completely as the uterus continues to grow. A complete previa is unlikely to resolve.

In brief: No
There is nothing that you can do to change the location of the placenta.
If it is covering the cervix, you will need to be delivered by c section. Intercourse needs to be avoided due to the risk of significant bleeding. A partial previa diagnosed early in the pregnancy may improve or resolve completely as the uterus continues to grow. A complete previa is unlikely to resolve.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Placenta previa
Consider kegel exercises, check with your ob.

In brief: Placenta previa
Consider kegel exercises, check with your ob.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Regular OB Care
Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal.
Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US.

In brief: Regular OB Care
Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal.
Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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