Placenta Infarction is simply dead tissue. Infarcts result from no blood supply to that particular part ofthe placenta. Small infarcts are expected around the due date, as they show the placenta is aging and baby is due to be born. Large infarcts are associated with hypertension.
As I said before, I have seen a lot of placentas and a lot of variations. Risks occur rarely when the body and design of labor and birth is trusted and respected. As birth attendants, we should honor normal, natural, physiological labor and birth in as many cases as possible, so as to minimize risk and assure to not compound any risk already present.