Scope 040: Open Q&A – Myth of the Old Placenta

The myth of the old placenta

Have you been told that your placenta gets old and fails? Stories of geriatric placentas are frequently used to scare moms-to-be about the dangers of going “overdue,” but the reality is, evidence does not support that the placenta begins to fail past your “due date.” Placentas can fail at any point during pregnancy, and going past a magical, medical, number, does not make the placenta a ticking time bomb. This scope delves into the placenta myth.

I also talk about this issue and more in much greater depth in my class on How to Avoid and Prevent Induction

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Placenta myth

Placenta myth

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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