Identify the placental condition shown in the picture below ?
A. Placenta previa.
B. Placenta accreta.
C. Placenta percreta.
D. None of the above.
Placenta Previa is a condition where the placenta lies low in the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix. The placenta may separate from the uterine wall as the cervix begins to dilate (open) during labor.
Different types of placenta previa-
- Complete previa: the cervical opening is completely covered.
- Partial previa: a portion of the cervix is covered by the placenta.
- Marginal previa: extends just to the edge of the cervix.