Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Placenta Previa Incidence

Facts about placenta previa:

  • Placenta previa is a serious cause of vaginal bleeding in pregnant women.
  • Placenta previa may occur anytime after the 20th week of pregnancy.
  • Placenta previa occurs in about 1 out of every 250 births.

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Placenta Previa References
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