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03 Aug 2011

Calcification of placenta
Hi Dr
I am 28 weeks pregnant and praying like mad for a natural birth. Two of my friends jsut gave birth via C-section even though this wasn''t through choice because in both cases they were told thier placenta''s were calcifying.

I really want to avoid this. What causes calcification of the placenta and is there anything I can do to avoid it?

Please help
Thanks
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

There isn't anything you can do to avoid it. It happens when the placenta 'ages' early. Smoking is one of the causes.

Best wishes
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