Alumbramiento de la placenta

La placenta le suministra nutrientes y oxígeno de la madre al bebé y se lleva los desechos del feto. Luego del nacimiento, el útero se contrae naturalmente para empujar la placenta fuera del útero. Además, el médico o comadrona ayudará presionando suavemente el abdomen para sacar la placenta del útero.

El alumbramiento de la placenta generalmente es indoloro y tarda unos 15 minutos.

Cuando la placenta es alumbrada, se examina para determinar si el tejido placentario está sano y completo. A veces, la placenta se puede romper y causar sangrado en el útero. La placenta se conoce muchas veces como secundinas. Su alumbramiento exitoso señala el la culminación de la etapa final del parto.

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  • Last Reviewed on 09/16/2008
  • Dan Sacks MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Private Practice, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. 9/16/2008

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