I don't normally post the all the gory pics, but Claire insisted that I post a picture of her placenta - the reason we delivered her little one so early. The huge vein here was running in front of her cervix on the inside. If she broke her waters, the vein might have torn and baby would die from severe haemorrhage.
Timing of delivery was a fine balance between baby being mature enough to not run into other problems, but not waiting so long that labour might start or her waters break.
All photos on iPhone 6, edited in VSCO