Intimate Connections

Life is made up of a series of connections. We connect with people, ideas or even situations in life. But the fact still remains that connections are necessary for one to grow and to thrive. Nature gives us one of those connections that may be well known of, the placenta.

This tissue forms an important connection between the mother and the baby. It is necessary for the baby’s survival. This organ plays a vital role in the development of the baby in the mother’s womb. Any issues with its attachment or its general structure can have potentially life threatening effects not only to the baby but also the mother.

So close is the connection, so deep is the attachment that this tissue shares a connection with the mother at the level of the blood vessels. But, a number of things can actually go wrong in the development of this vital tissue.

The attachment: Sometimes you may find that the placenta attaches itself too deeply into the mother’s tissue that it can even penetrate the womb. In such instances, it will present complications for the mother during delivery with death being the worst result. Other times the placenta can be attached loosely and this may play a role in its premature separation leads to excessive bleeding and eventually death of both the mother and the baby. The foundation on which any kind of relationship is built on matters. Being overtly attached beyond the norm or being shaky in your resolve can lead to harm to both parties and sometimes the damage can be irreversible, irreparable and compromise the integrity of the relationship.

If the degree of premature separation is severe, total separation is advised and that means delivery of the baby. This is because the excessive bleeding creates a toxic environment for both mother and baby such that it becomes life threatening to both. In order to avert double disaster, the best thing is to do is not dwell on the damaged connection, but, cut off the connections that threaten the lives of both mother and baby. This requires timely execution of the appropriate interventions.

Intimate connections, necessary, unavoidable and potentially hazardous.

Dr Kiria Koigi

An aspiring Obstetrician and Gynecologist in pursuit of her dreams.

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