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Retained placenta

A retained placenta is when part or all of the placenta is not delivered after the baby is born. It can lead to serious infection or blood loss.

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What is the placenta?

The placenta is crucial to keeping your baby alive and well during pregnancy. Read more here.

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Placenta complications in pregnancy

The placenta develops inside the uterus during pregnancy and provides your baby with nutrients and oxygen. If something goes wrong, it can be serious.

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Labour complications

Even if you’re healthy and well prepared for childbirth, there’s always a chance of unexpected problems. Learn more about labour complications.

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Postpartum haemorrhage

Postpartum haemorrhage is when you bleed more than normal after the birth. It can be very serious and requires medical attention right away.

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Why do some mums stop breastfeeding before 6 months?

Most new parents know 'breast is best', but while more than 9 out of 10 babies are breastfed at birth, few mums are breastfeeding exclusively 5 months later.

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Weight gain in pregnancy

As your baby grows, you will gradually gain weight. How much weight you gain will depend on how much you weighed before your pregnancy.

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RANZCOG - Asherman Syndrome

Asherman syndrome means that scar tissue is present inside the uterus (womb) or cervix.

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