Body Changes During Pregnancy: The Placenta

Your body experiences many changes during pregnancy- all focused on growing a healthy baby. The placenta is a fascinating organ created specifically for your baby. It's basically his apartment for the next nine months. How is the placenta formed within the body? What nutrients are transferred from mom to baby? And how and when does the placenta leave the body?

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    Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. This series explores what’s happening within your body to help grow your baby and prepare you for motherhood. Learn more about the placenta, uterus and more.

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