immune system

Placenta

The placenta is a fetomaternal organ that is formed after fertilisation when the zygote implants into the mother’s uterine lining. It has 2 main components: the fetal placenta, which develops from the zygote, and the maternal placenta, which grows from the mother’s uterine tissue. The placenta grows throughout your pregnancy and at 40 weeks will […]

Umbilical Cord

The umbilical cord is one of your baby’s major lifelines while she is living in your womb, the other one is the placenta. The umbilical cord, which is fully formed by week 5, connects your baby to the placenta via her belly button and is considered to be a part of your baby as much […]

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