3 Causes of Placenta Previa

Placenta Previa is a condition where the placenta lies in the lower part of the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix. The placenta may part from the uterine wall as the cervix begins to dilate (open) during labor. Placenta previa affects about 1 in 200 pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy. It can lead to bleeding in the third trimester of pregnancy, preterm labor and breech delivery also. Here are three reasons for placenta previa: 


  • If above the age of 35
  • Had more than four pregnancies
  • Have a history of uterine surgery (regardless of incision type)