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double placenta Lock Rss

Hey there my mates sister (whom im asking on behalf of) had her baby mid July this year, and when baby was born was noted there were two placentas, both functioning and 'feeding' ths baby albeit the second one was half the size of the first one.

baby was 11 pound 5 ounces, and the double placenta wasnt picked up on her scan, but she would like to know, what causes this too happen?? some reasons??? and is it likely to happen again??

Cheers muchly Kelly and Kenzie xoxo

Mckenzie Cate 28/7/04 & Lexi Breanne 10/5/07

Hi Kelly & Kenzie,

Thank you for your enquiry. It is not really known why two placentas develop but placentas develop in lobes and sometimes they get a bit separated during development. It is quite common to find an extra lobe near the main placenta. It could be inherited so yes she is at an increased chance of it happening again. It usually causes no problems with the baby’s nourishment or development.

Best wishes,
Alex.

<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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