placenta

Pre-labor at 30 Weeks?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Hi,
I'm 30 weeks pregnant with a low lying placenta. I've had one previous birth at 35 weeks.

I've been having a lot of backache, low dull constant back pain. The baby is head down and my cervix is soft. I have a lot of pelvic pressure. It's really painful even to walk -- feels like I can barely close my legs and as if she's goin to just pop out.

Could I Have Low Amniotic Fluid and IUGR Again?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I am 35 years old and thinking about having my third child. However, I had to be induced with my youngest (19 months) due to low fluid and IUGR. He was about 3 ½ weeks early. I was almost 2 weeks late with my first child.

I was wondering if there is a chance that the low fluid and IUGR could occur again. There was no known cause. Would it be a high risk pregnancy?

What Can We Do with the Placenta?

Armin Brott's picture

My wife is 8 months pregnant. We've done a lot of reading, taken childbirth and parenting classes, and we thought we were ready for anything. Then just the other day, a friend asked what we were planning to do with the baby's placenta. Frankly, the question had never even occurred to me or my wife. But now that we're thinking about it, it seems strange to just throw it out. Do you have any suggestions?