Latest Placenta Stories
A paper by neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College suggests that ingestion of components of afterbirth or placenta -- placentophagia -- may offer benefits to human mothers and perhaps to non-mothers and males.
Fertility problems, recurrent miscarriages, and pregnancy complications can occur when maternal immunological tolerance of the fetus is impaired.
Maternal obesity may contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies.
Parents may be misinformed during prenatal scans on whether their twins are identical or non-identical.
A number of different immunological mechanisms ensure the successful establishment and maintenance of pregnancy.
According to new research, waiting at least three minutes before clamping the umbilical cord of a newborn baby improves their iron levels at four months.
Unusual features of the human placenta may be the underlying cause of postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal deaths during childbirth.
A battle that brews in the mother's womb between the father's biological goal to produce the biggest, healthiest baby possible vs. the mother's need to live through delivery might help explain preeclampsia, an often deadly disease of pregnancy.
Genetic parasites invaded the mammalian genome more than 100 million years ago and dramatically changed the way mammals reproduce -- transforming the uterus in the ancestors of humans and other mammals from the production of eggs to a nurturing home for developing young.