Hey ladies, in this article we are going to answer the million-dollar question – how does an unborn child receive food while in the womb? Here’s what you need the know – well, the experts say that the baby gets all of his food, as well as his oxygen and water, from its mother’s bloodstream.
The baby’s waste products (like C02) are disposed of in the mother’s blood stream as well. It is a two-step process. In the placenta, the mothers blood flows in to a network of blood vessels and capillaries. Molecules in the mother’s blood like glucose, proteins, fats, oxygen, etc. flow out of the mother’s blood supply and are absorbed into another network of blood vessels and capillaries containing the baby’s blood supply. The baby’s blood then flows through the umbilical cord back to the baby.
So when the mother eats a hamburger or a banana, the molecules of glucose, proteins, fats, vitamins, etc. are absorbed into the mother’s blood stream by her small intestine. The molecules flow to the placenta, are transferred to the baby’s bloodstream and flow to the baby through the umbilical cord. Sounds amazing, right?! Yes, it is! And don’t forget to take a look at the video below and share this article with your friends and family. Thank You.