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The placenta acts like a very sophisticated filtering system.
During her previous pregnancies, there had been complications involving the placenta, the organ that develops during pregnancy and provides nutrients to the fetus.
Sleeping on your side is recommended—but really, just your left side, because lying on the right side can also reduce blood flow to the placenta.
The latest such chip, designed by a team at Florida Atlantic University, will simulate the human placenta and allow researchers to more easily study neonatal diseases.
For 45 minutes, first a dispatch supervisor, and then the doctor walked the couple through delivery, telling them to use a shoelace to tie off the placenta so that the baby didn’t bleed.
Your doctor may also request an ultrasound to look at the placenta, amniotic fluid, and fetal activity, Dr. Greves says.
Another possible cause for higher hormone levels leading to excessive nausea is something called abnormal placentation, where the placenta overgrows, says Liu, adding that this happens only occasionally.
The ties help keep the baby from losing blood on one end and keep the placenta from bleeding everywhere on the other.
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