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A 32-year-old male asked:

Baby girl born today via csectn. placenta looked unhealthy but baby in overall good health. what should be worried about? baby ok?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 32 years experience
? unhealthy: Without knowing what "unhealthy" means, it is hard to advise. It is reassuring that the baby is healthy. Your pediatrician would be the best person to advise you on this.
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not to worry: What matters after delivery is the baby and mother's health. Since placenta is discarded, it becomes consequential if there are obvious sign of disease which can be recognizable to your OB doctor and would be reported for any action required. Congratulation and hopefully you are planning to breast feed.
Dr. Paavani Komanduri
A Verified Doctoranswered
General Practice 11 years experience
Okay: Without more specifics about the placenta I can't really say. The placenta generally looks strange, like a dark blob of jelly. As long as the baby is eating active and having bowels movements

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