Gestational diabetes is a fairly common pregnancy complication. A new study looks into how it can impact a child’s future health.
The placenta is the nutritive organ for the human fetus. It plays multiple roles in protecting the pregnancy from pathogens, producing the right endocrine milieu, supplying nutrients, and removing wastes. A more interesting role for this organ is the regulation of maternal mood and behavior, thus impacting neonatal well-being.