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A 18-year-old female asked:

what does the doctor do with the placenta and umbilical cord after the baby is born?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies with location: These are collected at my local hospitals & stored in a cold facility for an extended period by the lab.The OB occasionally requests a pathologist examine the cord & or placenta for signs of breakdown or infection. If no issues have surfaced during the storage period they are destroyed.

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