What increases the chances of developing low-lying placenta?
Although the exact cause of low-lying placenta is not clearly understood, there are some factors that may increase its likelihood, including: smoking; being over the age of 35; a previous pregnancy; being pregnant with more than one baby i.e., twins/triplets; previous caesarean section; having previously had low-lying placenta, and; cocaine use.
Author: Nikki Wallis
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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