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The placenta -- your baby's lifeline -- can be affected by a number of different conditions. If you have a low-lying placenta, or placenta previa, or if you've had a placenta abruption in the past, here's what you need to know, and how it can affect your pregnancy.
Basically, a placenta previa is when your placenta (afterbirth) grows onto, or near, the cervix. It can lead to bleeding, labor, early delivery, transfusions and hospitalizations. But in early pregnancy, the placenta can...