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Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery with placenta previa?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 04/22/2008

Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery with placenta previa?

This depends on the type of placenta previa. If it is a complete or partial placenta previa, but with a border less than 2 cm from the exit orifice of the cervix, the birth canal will necessarily be a cesarean section.

On the other hand, if the edge of the placenta is more than 2 cm from the cervix outlet, vaginal delivery is possible. In this case, if any complications arise during delivery or there is bleeding, a cesarean section should be performed immediately.

Suggested for you: What Is Placenta Previa? Causes, Diagnosis and Labor.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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