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E11: 7 Domains of the Placenta

Feb 22, 2021

What's critically important organ belongs to a newborn baby—that most mothers never even see—but is cut off and thrown away at birth? It's the placenta. The placenta can offer a window into the health of both mother and baby, but how much do you know about this important organ inside of you during pregnancy? Anthropologist Polly Wiessner joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about how different cultures handle the placenta once it's out of a woman's body.