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Mommy Wellness: Placenta Previa

Considering it is the body's only disposable organ, it's amazing how important the placenta is to the growth and nutrition of babies in utero. Throughout pregnancy, the placenta moves around the uterus, ultimately making its way to the top, in anticipation of labor. Sometimes, it stays in place on the bottom of the uterus, either partly or completely covering the cervix, leading to a condition called placenta previa.

Placenta previa occurs in one out of every 200 pregnancies, and while it is a serious condition, it is manageable. Usually discovered at the end of the second trimester or early in the third, the condition is often found during routine sonograms or through symptoms like heavy vaginal bleeding. While this may sound severe, placenta previa no longer poses the risks it did years ago.

To read how placenta previa is treated,

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According to A.D.A.M., treatment depends on the severity of the bleeding and exact location of the placenta.

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"If the placenta is near the cervix or is covering a portion of it, you may be ordered reduce activities and stay on bed rest. Your doctor will order pelvic rest, which means no intercourse and no douching. Nothing should be placed in the vagina. If there is bleeding, however, you will most likely be admitted to a hospital for careful monitoring."

Women diagnosed with the condition tend to deliver via c-section to reduce the risk of hemorrhaging and post-delivery complications.

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