Placenta Previa (cont.)
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If you have placenta previa, your treatment will depend upon:
If you have placenta previa and begin to bleed, you may be hospitalized. If your fetus is mature, you will have a cesarean delivery. If your bleeding slows down or stops, delivery can most likely be delayed. This watching and waiting approach is called expectant management. The course of expectant management is based on your and your fetus's condition.
Delivery involving placenta previa is done by cesarean section.
About 25 out of 100 women with placenta previa deliver their babies preterm (before the 37th week of pregnancy).3 Infant problems following placenta previa are usually related to prematurity. If your infant is premature, he or she may need care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. Care in the NICU can last days or weeks, depending on the extent of a baby's problems and the amount of care needed. For more information, see the topic Premature Infant.
Treatment for placenta previa can be done by:
Treatment for a premature infant can be provided by a neonatologist.
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