Placenta Previa in Pregnancy (cont.)
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A Cesarean delivery is usually planned for women with placenta previa as soon as the baby can be safely delivered (typically after 36 weeks' gestation). An emergency Cesarean section or a Cesarean delivery at an earlier gestational age may be necessary for heavy bleeding that cannot be stopped or for fetal distress.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014
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