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Placenta Previa in Pregnancy (cont.)

Placenta Previa Treatment

Treatment of placenta previa is dependent upon the extent and severity of bleeding, the gestational age and condition of the fetus, the position of the placenta and fetus, and whether the bleeding has stopped.

Cesarean delivery may be required for all types of placenta previa and is absolutely required in complete placenta previa.

Self-Care at Home

Women with placenta previa in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy are typically counseled to avoid sexual intercourse and exercise and to reduce their activity level. Bed rest is generally necessary. If there has been little or no bleeding or the bleeding has stopped, bed rest at home may be prescribed. Women who remain at home must be able to access medical care immediately should bleeding resume, and home care is not appropriate in all cases. Women with greater amounts of bleeding or bleeding that cannot be stopped require admission to the hospital. It is very important to follow the recommendations of your health care practitioner in this regard.

Medical Treatment

Patient Comments

Medical treatment in the hospital is necessary if a woman is actively bleeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014

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