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Study: Pregnant mother can pass COVID antibodies to fetus

According to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, coronavirus antibodies from a mother can cross the placenta, passing on some natural immunity to their newborns. Notably, the antibodies that scientists detected in the placenta were immunoglobulin G, or IgG, antibodies. These antibodies are … Continue reading

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Placenta development finding could aid in fertility treatment

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in fertility treatments such as … Continue reading

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Another reason to ignore Kim Kardashian

This post has a bit of a yuck factor, so stop here if you are easily grossed out. You may have heard that Kardashian and some other famous new moms chose to eat their placenta after giving birth, for a … Continue reading

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