Placenta Photo Gallery
If you are interested in how a placenta looks after birth, here are several examples. Placentas vary in size. Most are round, but others have visible lobes. When the placenta pulls away from the uterine wall it leaves a wound there. After the placenta is delivered, the uterus starts to shrink, known as involution. This shrinking causes cramps and clamps down on the bleeding vessels of the wound. Often the baby’s nursing will start the involution process. Involution is very good. It keeps the mom from losing too much blood.
These placentas and sacs sheltered beautiful babies. They were their babies’ first homes. They are awesome!