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Placenta Previa in Pregnancy (cont.)

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.






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