How does placenta previa resolve?

1 Answer
Mar 21, 2017

Placenta previa is when the placenta is positioned over the opening to the birth canal. It is most often resolved by a Caesarian surgery.


The problem with a vaginal birth with placenta previa is that the placenta separates from the uterus before the baby is born. This can leave the baby without Oxygen during the delivery. The risk is that the baby will suffer brain damage due to the lack of Oxygen .

To avoid the risk inherent in a vaginal delivery the baby is most often taken by Caesarian surgery.