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FAQs on Placenta Praevia | Placenta Abruption - What you should know
  Understanding the Placenta
  What is Placenta Previa?
  The symptoms and the Complications of Placenta previa
  What causes Placenta Previa?
  Treatment for Placenta Previa
  What is Placenta Abruption and its symptoms?
  What causes Placenta Abruption?
  Treatment for Placenta Abruption
  Final Words about Placenta Abruption

Treatment for Placenta Previa

If a diagnosis of placenta previa was made at the anomaly scan, doctors will advise the mother to take things easy ie no exertion of any sorts. The obstetrician will mostly likely order for additional ultrasounds through the pregnancy, usually between weeks 32 and 34 weeks. Treatment will hinge on the seriousness of the condition. Doctors will usually look at the blood loss, the extent of the placenta previa, age of the infant and if the mother is already in labor.

Other issues due for considerations include baby's position and the number of pregnancies prior to this one. If the previa is partial, then bed rest with abstinence from sexual activities, straining to pass a stool and douching will be strongly advised. In the event of substantial blood loss, blood transfusion along with medicines to prolong the pregnancy to at least week 36 and delay labor(after which baby can be safely delivered), and medicines to help in the maturity of infant's lungs will be administered. Both mother and baby will be closely monitored at the hospital or home under the doctor's advice.

If the placenta remains next to or above the cervix, an elective c-section will likely be recommended. Since vaginal delivery is too risky to both mother and baby, mothers with this condition deliver babies through c-sections to avoid all the risk associated with this condition.

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