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From the monthly archives: October 2015

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

October 15th is the national day of pregnancy and infant loss remembrance.  It is a day that allows us all to take a moment from our busy lives to recognize the loss of life during or after a pregnancy.  For those who have experienced these losses, I know you probably think about it on a daily basis.  I thought I would take a moment to express the pregnancy loss side of things from an obstetrical provider’s point of view.

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Placenta: To Eat or Not to Eat, That is the Question

The placenta is your body's only disposable organ. It contains a network of tissue and blood vessels that allows for the exchange of nutrients and gases between the mother and the fetus. It removes waste products and carbon dioxide from the fetus. It is the blood barrier between the maternal and fetal circulation. Some antibodies can pass from mother to fetus helping protect from some diseases. It functions as an endocrine organ making some hormones. These functions we can all accept. The question being addressed in this post is, "Is it worth eating?"

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