URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/imagepages/9980.htm

Placenta

Placenta

Overview

The placenta supplies the fetus with the blood supply and nutrients necessary for survival.

Review Date 6/8/2020

Updated by: LaQuita Martinez, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Alpharetta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.