What A Placenta Previa Diagnosis Means For Your Pregnancy

April 15, 2019  |  
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You probably didn’t do anything to cause it.

Smoking, increased age and previous c-sections are a few risk factors associated with placenta previa, but overall doctors are unsure exactly what causes the condition. According to the American Pregnancy Association about 1 in 200 women will experience a placenta previa that doesn’t correct itself by the third trimester.

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