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Does an exchange of hormones or other chemicals occur between woman and fetus?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Imagine that the pregnant woman is the "cafeteria line" for the feturs.
Thus, whatever she gets into her blood stream will usually cross the placental "barrier" and go to the fetus.

In brief: Absolutely
Imagine that the pregnant woman is the "cafeteria line" for the feturs.
Thus, whatever she gets into her blood stream will usually cross the placental "barrier" and go to the fetus.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Of course!
The placenta only looks like an impregnable barrier between mother and fetus; in fact it is a commonly developed organ that performs highly complex biochemical interactions between the maternal-fetal pair continuously.
Even full cells and dna is exchanged between mother and fetus - let alone proteins and hormones, nutrients and metabolic byproducts.

In brief: Of course!
The placenta only looks like an impregnable barrier between mother and fetus; in fact it is a commonly developed organ that performs highly complex biochemical interactions between the maternal-fetal pair continuously.
Even full cells and dna is exchanged between mother and fetus - let alone proteins and hormones, nutrients and metabolic byproducts.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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