b. Nursing implications are listed below.
Provide comfort measures to the mother.
Offer emotional support to anxious/frightened the mother.
Offer emotional support to the mother as she is depressed from loss of
Assess the spiritual needs of mother and child.
1-13. PLACENTA PREVIA
a. Placenta previa is hemorrhage resulting from the low implantation of the
placenta on the interior uterine wall. It is common in multiparous mothers. The cause is
b. There are three types of placenta previa. Each type is identified according to
the degree to which condition is present (see figure 1-5).
(1) Total placenta previa. This occurs when the placenta completely
covers the internal os.
(2) Partial placenta previa. This occurs when the placenta partially covers
the internal os.
(3) Low implantation of placenta previa. This occurs when the placenta is
attached at the opening or border to the cervical os, but not covering it.
Figure 1-5. Types of placenta previa.