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What increases my risk for a low lying placenta?

A low lying placenta can happen to any pregnant woman. And, in most cases, the placenta will actually shift away from the cervix completely, resolving the condition. If the placenta is lying so low that it can be classified as placenta previa, then having had a previous uterine surgery, carrying more than one baby, smoking, and being older than 35 may increase your risk for this more serious condition.

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