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Having a small baby

... of growth restriction include:

the placenta not working as well as it should
very rarely, it is related to having a baby with a developmental or genetic problem.
What increases the risk of my baby being growth restricted?Lifestyle choices such as smoking, using cocaine, over-exercising or not eating healthily are all linked to the placenta not working as well as it should, and an increased chance of a baby being growth restricted.

You are more at risk of having a growth restricted baby if...