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Placenta previa

Placenta previa is a placenta that covers all or part of the lower part of the uterus (cervix). During labor and delivery, placenta previa can cause severe bleeding. It can be dangerous for both you and the baby. A cesarean delivery (C-section) is often done to reduce the risk of bleeding.