The placenta is a mysterious thing. So much so, it’s never fully been studied.
I never get two that look the same and they can tell you SO much about pregnancy and birth. Some are perfectly round, while others are asymmetric; some are stained with meconium while others are a deep red from being frozen. There are times I look at a placenta I’ve received and been thankful the membranes ruptured on their own.
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