Placenta previa is a dangerous condition for both the mother and the child. Placenta previa that occurs during pregnancy.
Placenta previa occurs when the placenta forms low on the uterine wall completely of partially covering the cervix.
When the cervix prepares for delivery the placenta may separate and cause severe bleeding and a placental abruption. A placental abruption is defined by the placenta separating from the uterine wall.
When a placental abruption occurs there may be severe bleeding and a lack of oxygen to the child. This lack of oxygen to the child may cause brain damage and cerebral palsy.
Placenta previa should be easily diagnosed and precautions should be taken by your doctor to avoid any harm to you and/or your child. Failure to do so may constitute malpractice.
If you believe your child may have been injured as a result of a placental abruption or placental previa don’t hesitate to call me to discuss your options.
Below is a video from Rescue 911 featuring a woman that suffered a placental abruption and placental previa.