• tissue
  • Lying in the chorionic cavity (a thin liquid-filled space) between two membranous envelopes (chorion and amnion) is a small balloon-like sac, yolk sac, or vitelline sac, attached by a delicate strand of tissue to the region where the umbilical cord (the structure connecting the fetus with the placenta) leaves the amnion . (britannica.com)
  • Two large arteries in the umbilical cord radiate from the attachment of the cord on the inner surface of the placenta and divide into small arteries that penetrate outward into the depths of the placenta through hundreds of branching and interlacing strands of tissue known as villi . (britannica.com)
  • In Japan, there is concern about adverse effects from injecting placenta tissue, and individuals who have received placental injections are precluded from donating blood to prevent possible transmittal of pathogens from the placental donor to the blood recipient. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetus
  • This vein enters the cord alongside the two arteries and carries the blood back to the fetus, thus completing the circuit to and from the placenta. (britannica.com)
  • Because the placenta is an organ formed to nourish the growing fetus, it contains many essential vitamins and nutrients that can help to rejuvenate a woman who has just given birth. (sheknows.com)
  • Leopold's Maneuvers may find the fetus in an oblique or breech position or lying transverse as a result of the abnormal position of the placenta. (wikipedia.org)
  • Latin
  • Placenta comes from the Latin for mother or flat cake and the name has been accordingly adapted for crêpes in many Slavic languages . (conservapedia.com)
  • The word placenta comes from the Latin word for cake, from Greek πλακόεντα/πλακοῦντα plakóenta/plakoúnta, accusative of πλακόεις/πλακούς plakóeis/plakoús, "flat, slab-like", in reference to its round, flat appearance in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • postpartum
  • Some women believe consuming their own placenta in pill form after giving birth is an effective way to treat postpartum depression. (redorbit.com)
  • And while it might sound like something straight out of a horror movie to some people, placenta eating has been shown to provide impressive health benefits to the postpartum mother. (sheknows.com)
  • Even in the United States, there is a growing movement among those interested in natural healthcare to use the placenta to regulate hormones, ward off postpartum depression and increase milk production, as well as other benefits. (sheknows.com)
  • Placenta (retention) Maternity - Prevention, Early Recognition & Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) From Department of Health, NSW. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • The three recognised subspecies are: P. p. placenta, which occurs in the northerly part of the range, P. p. sigsbei in the Caribbean, and P. p. africana off the coast of Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complete circumvallate placenta occurs in approximately 1% of pregnancies. (wikipedia.org)
  • scientifically
  • I understand this process and consumption of the placenta has not been scientifically tested or approved on the safety or effectiveness by aby goverment agency, and I am doing this on my own free will. (jotform.com)
  • Arachnoides placenta was first scientifically described in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • In humans, the placenta averages 22 cm (9 inch) in length and 2-2.5 cm (0.8-1 inch) in thickness, with the center being the thickest, and the edges being the thinnest. (wikipedia.org)
  • In humans, retained placenta is generally defined as a placenta that has not undergone placental expulsion within 30 minutes of the baby's birth where the third stage of labor has been managed actively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Placenta specific 8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PLAC8 gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • peer-reviewed
  • In spite of the claims for various physiological benefits of many commercial centres offering placenta treatment, there have been no peer-reviewed and published results showing any health benefits of placenta injections for the fifty years the "treatment" has existed. (wikipedia.org)
  • hypertension
  • Barker DJ, Thornburg KL, Osmond C, Kajantie E, Eriksson JG (2010) The surface area of the placenta and hypertension in the offspring in later life. (springer.com)
  • 1997
  • It is diagnosed prenatally by medical ultrasonography, although one 1997 study of prenatal ultrasounds found that "of the normal placentas, 35% were graded as probably or definitely circumvallate by at least one sonologist," and "all sonologists misgraded the case of complete circumvallation as normal. (wikipedia.org)
  • shape
  • Because placentas differ widely in shape, size, and in appearance, the novice must become familiar with this spectrum of placental shapes. (springer.com)
  • Cato writes: Shape the placenta as follows: place a single row of tracta along the whole length of the base dough. (wikipedia.org)
  • gene
  • Avila L, Yuen RK, Diego-Alvarez D, Penaherrera MS, Jiang R, Robinson WP (2010) Evaluating DNA methylation and gene expression variability in the human term placenta. (springer.com)
  • ritual
  • It is interesting that the placenta is considered nothing more than medical biohazard here in the United States, while in many cultures around the world it is either seen a form of holistic medicine or the focus of a sacred birth ritual. (sheknows.com)
  • For more information about the ritual consumption of placenta see Placenta: Society and culture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human and animal placentas are also used as a source of extracts for ingredients in various consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hair care products, health tonics, and food products other than ritual consumption by the mother or family. (wikipedia.org)
  • ultrasound
  • Transvaginal ultrasound has superior accuracy as compared to transabdominal one, thus allowing measurement of distance between placenta and cervical os. (wikipedia.org)
  • form
  • Many wild animals, including herbivores (despite the placenta being a form of meat ), will eat their placenta in order to avoid being detected by predators soon after the energy-taxing task of giving birth. (conservapedia.com)
  • The classical plural is placentae, but the form placentas is common in modern English and probably has the wider currency at present. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • P. placenta is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Iceland and Greenland south to the Caribbean Sea in the west and the Gulf of Guinea in the east. (wikipedia.org)
  • P. placenta is a gregarious species and can sometimes be found aggregating in large groups on sand and coral rubble substrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Juvenile cusk-eels have been found to associate with P. placenta, either hiding underneath it or between the long spines on its aboral surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a primitive type of placenta found in all marsupials. (wikipedia.org)
  • mother
  • According to DONA certified doula and childbirth educator Rosemary Walker, "The placenta is like a superfood specific to the mother whose body produced it, similar to the way breast milk regulates perfectly to the baby it is designed for. (sheknows.com)
  • The placenta is used in Vietnam to help the mother recover from birth. (sheknows.com)