1. Hi Lina — Placenta previa occurs when the placenta lies in the lower portion of the uterus, covering or partly covering the cervix. The danger is that when the cervix begins to dilate, the placenta could separate from the uterine wall. The separation could lead to hemorrhage (extremely heavy bleeding) and a reduction in the baby’s blood and oxygen supply.

    To prevent possible further bleeding, it is important to limit your activities or to remain on bed rest. It sounds as though your doctor has not placed you on full bedrest at this time but rather has said that you need to slow down your activities, stop working and minimize the possibility of bleeding. If you have an episode of bleeding, it is likely that he will have you go to complete bedrest.

    DIfficult as it is, it is important not to have intercourse or place anything inside your vagina. Unfortunately, it also means no orgasms for you as orgasm can cause uterine contractions which in turn can cause bleeding. Taking a bubble bath or a bath of any kind is fine.

    Hang in there. Please let me know if other questions come up for you.

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