If you have placenta previa, your health care provider will monitor you and your baby carefully to reduce the risk of these serious complications:

  • Bleeding. One of the biggest concerns with placenta previa is the risk of severe vaginal bleeding (hemorrhage) during labor, delivery or the first few hours after delivery. The bleeding can be heavy enough to be life-threatening.
  • Preterm birth. Severe bleeding may prompt an emergency C-section before your baby is full term.
Jun. 02, 2011