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Offensive Placenta on Delivery!

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horseshoe Fri 10-Jun-05 12:36:49

Has anyone had this when they have given birth. I was just wondering what the cause of it was. I know it can be infection but has anyone had that infection diagnosed???

spacecadet Fri 10-Jun-05 15:24:15

i dont know im afraid but am bumping for you in case mears sees it.

fastasleep Fri 10-Jun-05 15:27:05

There's someone on here who's placenta came flying out and hit the midwife in the face - does that count as offensive?

Sorry it just sounds a funny condition! I've never heard of it before.. sure Mears will be along shortly or someone who's experienced it!

horseshoe Fri 10-Jun-05 15:42:33


What actually hit her LOL

Offensive thats bloody aggressive LOL

fastasleep Sat 11-Jun-05 16:07:29

Lol! Can't believe no one's had it though....


mears Sat 11-Jun-05 17:53:49

Offensive usually means that there is a suspicion of infection because of the aroma. However, can smell without being infected IYSWIM? I would take swabs of placenta if I wthought it was offensive to make sure there was no infection.

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