In this episode of The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast, we’re going to talk all about your placenta and the umbilical cord!
The placenta is a pancaked-shaped organ that develops during pregnancy and is attached to the uterine wall. It provides oxygen, blood, and nutrients to your growing baby while also eliminating waste products.
Baby is connected to the placenta via the umbilical cord – a flexible cord of tissue that brings oxygen, blood, and nutrients from mama to baby.
In this episode, you will learn all about the placenta, potential complications, how it’s expelled, and more!
We’re also going to cover umbilical cords so that you understand what’s normal and what’s not with baby’s cord, too.