What does a Placenta Look Like? | Baton Rouge, LA Birth Doula and Photographer

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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