How does embryo get nourishment inside the mother's body?

Through the placenta.

What is the placenta?

The placenta is a disc-shaped tissue embedded in the uterine wall. The embryo derives its nourishment from the mother’s blood through the placenta. The placenta contains villi on the side of the embryo and blood vessels surrounding villi on the side of the mother. Oxygen and glucose pass from the mother to the embryo through the placenta. In addition, the wastes are also removed into the mother’s blood through the placenta.

  • The placenta contains a complex network of blood vessels that allow the exchange of nutrients and gases between the mother and the developing fetus.
  • The placenta also acts as an endocrine organ, producing several important hormones during pregnancy.
  • The placenta is formed by cells that originate from the fetus and is the first of the fetal organs to develop.

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