BronyMedic: What the hell?I thought this was why the placenta was always sent to the pathology lab, to ensure the entire thing was expelled from the mother.
The My Little Pony Killer: suggested that my SIL find a doula for her next pregnancy, should she choose to have another.
The My Little Pony Killer: Not because I think she should have a home birth or anything crazy like that, but because her doula will be completely informed about the decisions she wants to make with her pregnancy and can help advocate for her when my brother is too emotional about new babby.
gweilo8888: davidphogan: That seems like a waste. There's no way it's still good to use for placenta sandwiches now.I disagree. It's basically been kept inside a sterile, humidity-controlled slow-cooker for two months. It should be about ten notches beyond fork-tender by now.
BronyMedic: usernameguy: Wait, really? It doesn't just plop out on its own?It depends on a lot of things. Sometimes, you have a chuck that's left in because it had adhered to the uterine wall, or developed abnormally in terms if it's blood supply. Sometimes a chunk can be broken off because of trauma, or because of previous scarring and damage of the uterus.That's why, at the very least, the OBGYN will examine the placenta to ensure it's intact after it passes, or will send it to the patho lab for the pathologist to put eyes on it.
BronyMedic: Sometimes, you have a chuck that's left in because it had adhered to the uterine wall
usernameguy: Wait, really? It doesn't just plop out on its own?
rogue_L_chick: Dear god...all I can think about is what that must have smelled like...
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