How the baby feeds in the womb
Every woman who finds out about her pregnancy immediately starts to think about the issue of feeding her future child. How does the baby feed before birth? How is the exchange of beneficial substances between mother and fetus? Do you get enough vitamins and minerals for your baby? Let’s try to deal with these issues in stages.
After the egg meets the spermatozoon, it goes a long way down the fallopian tubes into the uterine cavity. This stage can last from 5 to 12 days. Having descended into the uterus, the future embryo receives all the nutrients from the yolk sac, which will perform its function until the end of the twelfth week of pregnancy.
From the very beginning of pregnancy, the placenta is formed – the organ that is present in the mother’s body during pregnancy. Approximately from 12-16 weeks the yolk sac starts to slowly fade away and its ripened placenta comes to its role. It is also called a child’s place, it is in it until birth is the fruit.
Through the placenta passes the umbilical cord, which connects the mother and the baby. It is a flexible cord, consisting of three blood vessels:
- Veins – through it and nutrients come in and oxygen to the fetus.
- Two arteries – through them into the body of the mother get the products of the life of a future child.