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Placenta Previa

Prevention of Placenta Previa

As there is no known cause for placenta previa, there is no known means of preventing this condition. However, mothers who have risk factors for the condition—e.g., women over the age of 35; women who’ve had previous surgeries of the uterus or uterine-wall scarring from previous pregnancies; African-American and other minority women; and women having a multiple pregnancy—should stay especially vigilant of risk factors associated with placenta previa. Also, women who are pregnant should quit smoking, as cigarette use is associated with placenta previa. 

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