Sheesh, I can’t believe I forgot to share these incredibly disgusting and supremely awesome placenta pictures with you all!
You might remember that Sabine, a.k.a. “Chicken,” had two complications working against her: 1. she was breech and 2. she had a bilobed placenta with cord insertion between the two lobes in the thin membrane. Their were two big concerns about this placenta: She might not grow properly due to lack of nourishment or the cord might detach from the placenta should active labor start.
Thank heavens none of these scenarios panned out and my funky placenta did a fabulous job growing a beautiful little girl. Allow me to inspire any Mamas who stumble upon my blog while Googling strange things like “Bilobed placenta complications” in the wee hours of the morning – Just because your high risk doctor mutters horrible scenarios under his/her breath does NOT mean they are destined to play out. Sometimes things work out just fine and you end up with a perfect baby and the craziest placenta the hospital has ever seen that draws medical students out of the corners to view it. 🙂
Let’s add a cat photo before we get into the gross organ photos for those who are squeamish. Placenta pics after the cut…
These photos were taken by the woman who did my placenta encapsulation (another review I still need to write). She was just as jazzed about seeing my placenta as all the doctors, nurses and med students at the hospital!
Cool, right! Now go eat your breakfast 🙂