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What increases my risk for retained placenta?

You may be at increased risk for retained placenta if you have had previous episodes of retained placenta. Other risk factors include age (30 and up), preterm delivery (24-28 weeks), abnormalities of the uterus, multiple past pregnancies, a low lying placenta, and uterine fibroids. If your placenta is small, you may also be at increased risk for retained placenta.

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