Placental Abruption Management | APH | Diagnosis, Complications & Management

Placenta Previa is the condition where the placenta gets implanted in the lower segment over the internal os or near it.

Antepartum hemorrhage is the bleeding from the genital tract during pregnancy after the viability of the fetus or after 28 weeks of gestation, and the most common reason is the placenta-derived.

a) Placenta previa

b) Abruptio placenta


Type – I Low lying

Type – II Marginal

Type – III Incomplete / Partial

Type – IV Complete / Total


Signs & Symptoms

Vaginal bleeding – Bright red (causeless, painless, recurrent)


FHS – Normal Fundal height corresponds to weeks of gestation

Management of Placenta Previa | Diagnosis, Complications & Management | APH

Placenta Previa can be best diagnosed by (TVS) Transvaginal sonography which is safe & accurate.

The complication associated with this disease for mother & fetus is as follows-


– Shock
– Preterm Labour
– Malpresentation
– Postpartum hemorrhage
– Cord prolapse
– More operative interference
– Retained placenta
– Embolism
– Subinvolution
– Sepsis


– IUGR (Intrauterine growth retardation)
– LBW (Low birth weight)
– IUD (Intrauterine death)
– Congenitally malformed fetus
– Birth injuries
– Asphyxia


– It depends on fetal maturity, bleeding, and maternal health.

1. Conservative / Expectant Management
2. Active management

Watch here about the Placenta Previa Definition, Types, Clinical Symptoms & Signs – https://youtu.be/m9FJvXvrTa0

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