Text Alternative The Placenta: A Vital Organ for Baby, Mom, and Science What is the Placenta? A temporary organ linking mother and fetus — brings nutrients and oxygen to and moves harmful waste and materials away from the fetus.
Giving birth is an exciting experience. Yet, fears about tearing during childbirth are natural and some women are more at risk for serious vaginal tearing. Learn what steps you can take to prevent vaginal tearing during childbirth.