Placental Pathology as Cause of Preterm Labor

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Preterm labor is caused by a variety of causes. One cause is placental pathology or an inadequately functioning placenta. Preterm labor arising from placental ischemia (part of the placenta has had interruption of the blood supply and that part of...

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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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