Why would a placenta of a 39 week/7 day baby be "highly calcified" and in poor condition?
Healthy pregnancy. Non smoker, non-smoking enviornment, no drug use, good diet, moderate exercise, etc. The placenta abrupted at that time, by the way. Midwife said she had only seen a placenta that looked like that from a cocaine user. I didn't even drink caffeine.
Dates were definate since the pregancy was IUI with donor sperm, so the placenta was not past 40 weeks.
I wish I'd had the placenta tested, but we were too distraught with almost losing the baby, NICU, etc.