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How are antibodies transmitted from the mother to the child during pregnancy?

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology
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In brief: PLACENTAL CIRCULATIO

Blood circulation in placenta.

In brief: PLACENTAL CIRCULATIO

Blood circulation in placenta.
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Same as everything

Baby only grows because it gains nutrients & oxygen from your blood through the umbilical cord/placenta.
In the same way, your body shares an amount of antibodies actually more by weight than you retain for yourself. They move in & out of baby the same way nutrients move in & wastes come out. Your body gets rid of waste & returns antibodies/nutrients. When the cord id clamped the transfer stops.

In brief: Same as everything

Baby only grows because it gains nutrients & oxygen from your blood through the umbilical cord/placenta.
In the same way, your body shares an amount of antibodies actually more by weight than you retain for yourself. They move in & out of baby the same way nutrients move in & wastes come out. Your body gets rid of waste & returns antibodies/nutrients. When the cord id clamped the transfer stops.
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