Causes of Placental Infarction

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Placental infarction or a piece of the placenta that has died is a common finding in term pregnancies. It’s a condition which occurs in about a quarter of all normal pregnancies. This condition, however, can be injurious to the fetus...

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation Due to Placental Insufficiency

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) or Restriction can have numerous causes, but the most common cause for IUGR is placental insufficiency. In this scenario, the placenta is not delivering the nutrients and oxygen to the fetus like it is supposed to....

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Chorioamnionitis in Pregnancy

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Chorioamnionitis is a condition where the chorion and amnion, the membranes that surround the fetus, get a bacaterial infection along with the amniotic fluid where the fetus is floating. The infection occurs with organisms that normally inhabit the vagina such...

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Placenta Percreta

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Placenta percreta is a condition where the placenta penetrates the uterine wall and attaches itself to the urinary bladder or rectum. Placenta percreta, placenta accreta, and placenta increta are diagnosed by how deep the placenta penetrates the uterine wall. The...

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