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Connie asked:
Anyone know the causes of having a low placenta? and what is the negative effects of it? what can we do to adjust it?

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Arora Valley answered:
A low-lying placenta may be diagnosed during your mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan. If your placenta is significantly low, you’ll be offered an extra scan to check again, usually at about 32 weeks. In about half of cases, the late scan will show that the placenta has moved up, and out of the way. If the placenta is still lying low in your uterus it is called low-lying placenta or placenta praevia. Placenta praevia is associated with a higher rate of pregnancy complications, including separation of the placenta, bleeding and reduced growth for the baby, so additional monitoring will be offered to such women. If you have placenta praevia at the end of pregnancy, you may be advised to rest in bed due to risk of bleeding. A cesarean section may be recommended if the placenta is near or covering the cervix. You can't do anything to change the position of the placenta. But you can make sure that you stay healthy and well. Eat plenty of nutritious foods, particularly those that are rich in iron. This will reduce your chances of becoming anemic.

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oink17 answered:
The cause of low-lying placenta is usually unknown, although it occurs more commonly among women who are older, smoke, have had children before, have had a caesarean or other surgery on the uterus, or have scars inside the uterus. You can read more on low-lying placenta, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment etc on WedMD website: http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/placenta-previa-topic-overview

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