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What is a placenta, meaning where does it grow from? Does it grow from the mother, the baby, or both?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
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In brief: From the fetus

The fertilized egg develops the placenta which implants into the uterus.
.Usually the back wall.

In brief: From the fetus

The fertilized egg develops the placenta which implants into the uterus.
.Usually the back wall.
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Baby

The mother provides an intricate uterine lining that is ready to receive & supply the nutrients for the fetus.
The genes within the baby's chromosomes provide the directions to the developing embryo on how to create a placenta using these nutrients.Without a proper uterine lining, nothing can develop.If the baby's genes don't have the right information, the conceptus sheds

In brief: Baby

The mother provides an intricate uterine lining that is ready to receive & supply the nutrients for the fetus.
The genes within the baby's chromosomes provide the directions to the developing embryo on how to create a placenta using these nutrients.Without a proper uterine lining, nothing can develop.If the baby's genes don't have the right information, the conceptus sheds
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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