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Studies reveal the placenta’s crucial role in healthy pregnancies

5:11pm, May 30, 2013

Chantelle, 20 years old and 29 weeks into her third pregnancy, was sitting in John Kingdom’s office at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital waiting for a prescription. Her blood pressure was high. Her developing baby, a girl, weighed about 500 grams but at this point should have weighed closer to 1,300 grams.

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