Placenta Previa Abruption, Vasa Previa

Placenta previa occurs when the placenta covers some or the entire cervix of the mother. This can cause immense bleeding during delivery or before. Bleeding has its own health complications of its own.

Placental previa abruption occurs when the placenta tears away from the wall of the uterus. This is extremely dangerous and can lead to the death of the child and mother. This only occurs in one percent of pregnancies and it is the number one cause of bleeding after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Bleeding will occur during certain times of a pregnancy and although it is alarming, it might not be a serious complication. It is essential to visit the doctor immediately as they will be able to let you know if there is anything to worry about. NJ Perinatal Associates has the latest technology that allows us to pinpoint the reason for the bleeding.

Bleeding means different things during different periods of a pregnancy. Bleeding after 20 weeks could be a sign of the following things.

  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption

Vasa previa is a rare condition that can be quite dangerous with 50 percent of undiagnosed babies dying. This is caused by a complication in which fetal blood vessels cross or run near the internal orifice of the uterus. Causes of this include past births done by C-Section, low lying placentas, and in vitro fertilizations.

At NJ Perinatal Associates, we are equipped to help with any of these complications. Although Vasa Previa is quite rare, our staff has dealt with this in the past quite a few times. Do not leave your pregnancy up to chance as our doctors are world class and pride themselves at fostering successful pregnancies. We will do all of the tests necessary to help you and your baby be as happy and healthy as possible.