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How does the fetus get nutrients early in pregnancy?
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: The placenta
The placenta transfers fluid, nutrients and some medications from mom to the fetus.

In brief: The placenta
The placenta transfers fluid, nutrients and some medications from mom to the fetus.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
In the very early weeks of pregnancy, the embryo gets its nutrition from the yolk sac. This is the structure that will become the placenta. The transition happens around 10 weeks
Dr. Barak Rosenn
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Through the placenta
Everything the fetus gets depends on transfer from the mother. Very very early in pregnancy, nutrients and energy diffuse through tissues, but the placenta quickly assumes the role of transferring everything from the mother to her fetus.

In brief: Through the placenta
Everything the fetus gets depends on transfer from the mother. Very very early in pregnancy, nutrients and energy diffuse through tissues, but the placenta quickly assumes the role of transferring everything from the mother to her fetus.
Dr. Barak Rosenn
Dr. Barak Rosenn
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