What if my baby is born early/premature?

Babies are considered full term from 37 weeks onwards. If your baby is born before 37 weeks, it may be necessary or you may be asked if your placenta can be examined further. Often, you have a choice and often, the only consideration is that you may have a slightly smaller placenta.

If your placenta is sent to Pathology/Histology then it’s no longer safe to consume, even if it’s returned to you, as you cannot be certain if the placenta has been contaminated with chemicals or instruments.

Your specialist will by default expect the unexpected, so if your baby arrives early they will be ready to support you, or definitely help find someone at short notice who can.

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