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Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa

Picture of normal placenta and placenta previa

Normally, the placenta is attached to the uterus away from the cervix. When the placenta blocks the cervix, it is called placenta previa. The amount of cervix covered by the placenta may be slight (marginal), moderate (partial), or complete (total). This picture shows a complete placenta previa.

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Rebecca S. Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology