Why Should My Placenta be Examined After I Give Birth? – Linda Katz, MD – Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why Should My Placenta be Examined After I Give Birth? – Linda Katz, MD – Obstetrics and Gynecology


– We wanna make sure that all pieces of the placenta have been removed. A placenta that is not completely removed, one, will continue to
cause postpartum bleeding, and two, is just a potential
site for infection. Occasionally you’ll look at a placenta and you’ll see it’s all there, but there might be a chunk
missing in the middle, and you know that there’s still some retained placental tissue
that needs to be removed, or the patient will continue to bleed, and possibly develop a uterine infection.

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