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If the placenta is lower than normal and the embryo growth is slower by 15 days what could be potential causes and any remedies?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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A low lying placenta is a possible problem, but generally it will not give you any particular problem. If it grows across the cervix, it is a placenta previa, and would necessitate a c-section.
As to slower than average growth, it is much more disturbing, as a child that is not growing properly has trouble at birth. The most common cause here is smoking. If you smoke, quit.

In brief: Differnt things

A low lying placenta is a possible problem, but generally it will not give you any particular problem. If it grows across the cervix, it is a placenta previa, and would necessitate a c-section.
As to slower than average growth, it is much more disturbing, as a child that is not growing properly has trouble at birth. The most common cause here is smoking. If you smoke, quit.
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