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What Is Vasa Previa?

What Is Vasa Previa?
What Is Vasa Previa?

In vasa previa, membranes that contain blood vessels from the fetus to the placenta cross the entrance to the birth canal (the opening of the cervix). When the membranes rupture (near the start of labor), these blood vessels can be torn.

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