The placenta is an organ that develops in a woman’s uterus during pregnancy and develops the umbilical cord that connects mother to baby. It provides oxygen and nutrients to the baby and removes waste products. It is usually attached to the top, side, front or back of the uterus.
Some women may experience complications during their pregnancy due to conditions involving the placenta that can pose risks for moms and babies if not monitored closely and managed properly. These conditions are typically diagnosed by ultrasound in the second or third trimester. Woman’s can help patients experiencing several placenta conditions including: