Placenta previa is a placenta that covers all or part of the cervix. During labor and delivery, placenta previa can
cause severe bleeding. It can be dangerous for both mother and baby. A cesarean delivery (C-section) is often done to reduce the risk of bleeding.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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