What is Placenta?
The placenta is an organ that develops in the uterus during pregnancy which helps in providing oxygen and other nutrients to the growing baby and removes the baby’s waste which attaches the baby to the uterus through the umbilical cord.
The placenta does not put itself perfectly in the uterus every time.If the placenta does not attach to the uterus perfectly it may lead to pregnancy complications.
What is Placenta Previa?
When the placenta attaches to the lower side of the uterus instead of attaching the lower portion of the uterus or a low lying placenta we called Placenta Previa.It is a rare situation that occurs during pregnancy which can cause troubles to the women during the time of labor.
Placenta Previa can be of 3 types:
1. Complete Previa: When the placenta covers the cervix completely called Complete Previa.
2. Partial Previa: When the placenta covers the partial cervix then it is called Partial Previa.
3. Marginal Previa: When placenta does not cover the cervix but extends to the edge called Marginal Previa or low placental implantation.
Common Symptoms of Placenta Previa:
There are various common symptoms which can be seen during your pregnancy to know about Placenta Previa.
- The main symptoms are painless vaginal bleeding after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
- Sometimes the abdominal pain occurs along with bleeding
- Bleeding can start from light to heavy.
- Premature Contractions
- Baby gets into transverse position
During Placenta Previa one cannot go for a normal delivery, C-section would be done as the placenta is not in its right place. Sometimes the placenta get its position on its own as the pregnancy grows day by the or the uterus expands, but in such case it Placenta Previa does not resolve the women are advised to do the complete bed rest and nothing goes into the vagina neither the vaginal test nor you are advised for sex as it creates the major complications.
In this case, baby gets delivered early via Cesarean and one cannot deliver the baby vaginally in order to avoid that damage to the placenta which increases the risk of hemorrhaging during delivery put the mom and baby at risk.
• Complete Bed Rest
• Frequent Doctor Visits
• Avoid or No to Intercourse
• Long Route-Travelling
• Say No To Pelvic Exams
• C-Section Delivery
• Avoid Exercises
Hope this information would definitely help you out those who are going to be a mom soon and who are facing the problems of Placenta Previa.