Human Chorionic Gonadotropin ( Hcg )

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The placenta is an internal organ that grows during pregnancy, in normal cases it is attached to the lining of the stomach all through-out pregnancy. It is an endocrine organ that only grows during pregnancy and provides the unborn child blood supply of its own apart from the mothers. The blood supply and nutrients are transferred via the umbilical cord to the child, it is responsible for keeping the baby healthy while inside the womb. The organ works like a regular cycle, it washes the nutrients and oxygen that travels from the mother’s body to the placenta and through the umbilical cord to the fetus. The fetus then disposes the waste products, such as carbon dioxide, back to the placenta where the mother uses bodily functions to dispose of them, it also contains hormones that help the unborn child cultivate and mature. The placenta produces hormones like Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), which is presented after the egg has been fertilized. Also, it produces Progesterone, which is important for the lining of the uterus to stay healthy, strong and to maintain the stability of the baby and the placenta. If progesterone levels produced by the placenta are decreased or lower, it can be possible the pregnancy might terminate itself. Another hormone the placenta produces is estrogen, which for pregnancy helps the mother produce milk and lactation for the child during the pregnancy and beneficial for the child after birth. Other hormones that might be produced in the placenta

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