Placenta

Definition of Placenta:

A temporary organ joining the mother and fetus, allowing transfer of nutrients, waste, oxygen through the blood.

Topics Related to Placenta

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...What is known is that caffeine does cross the placenta into the fetus, so cautious consumption by pregnant women is advised...”

European Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...The Cherokee used skullcap to stimulate menstruation, relieve breast pain, and encourage expulsion of the placenta...”
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Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... inducing the expulsion of the placenta after childbirth...”

Melatonin

...as a treatment
“...Melatonin is passed through the placenta before birth, in mother's milk in the early part of our lives and gradually increases until age seven, when it greatly increases...”

Morning Sickness

...the condition
“...Many health care providers believe morning sickness is a good sign because it means the placenta is developing well...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Studies have confirmed that smoking increases the rate of low birth weight babies, premature babies, spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, neonatal death, abruptio placentae, placenta previa, bleeding during pregnancy, prolonged rupture of membranes, and impaired development of the infant...”

STD Syphilis

...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Benzathine penicillin does cross the placenta and is therefore suitable for treating pregnant women with early syphilis...”
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Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES Phospholipid molecules are normal components of all cell membranes and antibodies to phospholipid molecules can therefore interfere with the development of the placenta...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Some substances – including caffeine and pesticides – easily cross the placenta from the woman's body to her fetus...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...The infection may also be passed from mother to baby through the placenta...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...It can also reveal multiple pregnancy (twins or triplets for example), congenital heart disease, the position of the placenta, general health of the fetus, ectopic pregnancy, risk of miscarriage, or fetal death...”

Vitamin K

...as a treatment
“...The most common deficiency of vitamin K is at birth since vitamin K does not traverse well through the placenta, nor through breast milk...”
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