Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa Conditionplacenta previa condition

In a healthy pregnancy, the placenta attaches to the upper part of the uterus, while the baby rests in the lower portion of the uterus. In cases of placenta previa, the placenta attaches to the lower part of the uterus.

The three subcategories of placenta previa condition – total, partial, and low-lying placenta previa – describe the degree to which the placenta is covering the woman’s cervix. This condition affects about one in 200 pregnant women and can have devastating effects if not diagnosed and monitored early.

Symptoms

Placenta previa can cause bright red bleeding, without pain, from the vagina. The bleeding may start and stop periodically. In any case of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, especially during the second or third trimester, it’s important to contact a medical professional immediately.

Complications

The displacement of the placenta can lead to complications for mother and child and can complicate delivery if the condition is severe. The mother may experience hemorrhaging or excessive bleeding during the pregnancy. If the placenta completely covers the cervix, a C-section delivery may be necessary.

Treatment

The treatment options for placenta previa are limited. The best thing to do is to monitor the condition by regularly going to see a medical professional.

Birth Injury Lawyers in Michigan

A failure to diagnose and properly monitor placental previa condition can put both mother and child in danger. If you or a loved one experienced birth injuries caused by medical malpractice, call Thurswell Law for a free consultation at 248-354-2222. No parent or child should have to suffer the consequences of a situation that could have been prevented by the medical team. We will obtain monetary compensation for those who have been injured by negligent medical practices.

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