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user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" If a placenta gets sent to pathology it is unusable for consumption."


Exactly. Therefore if you give birth in a hospital here, you can't do it.

Crazy huh? Even our birthing centers are attached to hospitals!

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Exactly. Therefore if you give birth in a hospital here, you can't do it. Crazy huh? Even our birthing centers are attached to hospitals!"

That is really crap :( is Ohio one of the places that goes after home birth midwives too?

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" That is really crap :( is Ohio one of the places that goes after home birth midwives too?"


No. Thankfully they are not that douchey!



Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" If a placenta gets sent to pathology it is unusable for consumption."</blockquote>




Honestly for myself I'd rather forgo the encapsulating in order to hopefully get a full on answer about what exactly my condition is and means. With my son they didn't give me any real answers except it'd PROBABLY happen again and I'd need to be monitored in future pregnancies. This time my OB (different than the first) wants to know exactly what I have, and so do I.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" If a placenta gets sent to pathology it ... [snip!] ... be monitored in future pregnancies. This time my OB (different than the first) wants to know exactly what I have, and so do I."

I really wouldn't expect much. The tests from pathology will not tell you a ton. Did you just have calcification last time? Or was there a diagnosed condition?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" I really wouldn't expect much. The tests from pathology will not tell you a ton. Did you just have calcification last time? Or was there a diagnosed condition?"</blockquote>




All I was told last time was that I had a genetic condition that causes my placenta to calcify much sooner than normal. No names were said. And that she'd want to do weekly ultrasounds to monitor the calcification starting at 34-35 weeks in all future pregnancies.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" I really wouldn't expect much. The tests ... [snip!] ... And that she'd want to do weekly ultrasounds to monitor the calcification starting at 34-35 weeks in all future pregnancies."

Did they do test to find that out or just because you had a calcified placenta?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Did they do test to find that out or just because you had a calcified placenta?"</blockquote>




They sent my placenta off for pathology and it came back with genetic markers for that. I'm really not sure as I never got a full report. I'm hoping my new OB can give me insight because she sent a request for the pathology report.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Did they do test to find that out or just ... [snip!] ... as I never got a full report. I'm hoping my new OB can give me insight because she sent a request for the pathology report."

I hope you get the answers you are looking for. How big was your baby?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" I hope you get the answers you are looking for. How big was your baby?"</blockquote>




I had him at 37 weeks 2 days and he was 7lbs 4oz. So obviously it didn't slow him down (not saying it wont this baby though). They're more worried about this one since I'll be trying for a vbac, if she's not getting enough oxygen through the umbilical cord due to the calcification I'll have to have another csection.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" I hope you get the answers you are looking ... [snip!] ... if she's not getting enough oxygen through the umbilical cord due to the calcification I'll have to have another csection."

Will you have many NST's?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Will you have many NST's?"</blockquote>




I'm not sure yet. Basically the OB is waiting on my pathology record and csection report to see what they say. And I'll be getting at least one more ultrasound so check for calcification and if they see any we'll go from there as far as weekly ultrasounds or NSTs or the ultrasounds that measure blood flow through the umbilical cord.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Will you have many NST's?"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... we'll go from there as far as weekly ultrasounds or NSTs or the ultrasounds that measure blood flow through the umbilical cord."


Wishing you a super healthy placenta so you can have your VBAC. I had one this last september and it was awesome.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
3rd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Wishing you a super healthy placenta so you can have your VBAC. I had one this last september and it was awesome."</blockquote>




Thanks! I'm super excited. This doctor is very pro vbac and she's said that even if I have a ton of calcification that as long as the baby (who still doesn't have a name lol) is getting enough oxygen that we can continue with the vbac plan.