Not Sterile, After All: The Placenta’s Microbiome

When thinking about your health, or the health of your children, you’re probably not thinking of the placenta. This often neglected, yet vital, pancake-shaped organ develops during pregnancy. It adheres to the inside surface of the uterus and guides development; partly maternal, partly fetal, it delivers food and oxygen to the growing fetus via the … Continue reading Not Sterile, After All: The Placenta’s Microbiome