Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Placenta Previa Treatment

Treatment for placenta previa includes bedrest and medications to prevent preterm labor. At term, the baby is delivered by Cesarean section.

Treatment for placenta previa includes:

Treatment for blood loss may include:

Placenta Previa Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of placenta previa.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a placental abruption again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Placenta Previa Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat placenta previa:

Continue to Placenta Previa Warning Signs

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010 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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