10.0 Learning aims, what you should already know, introduction, delving deeper

10.1 Early development and implantation

10.2 Development of the placental villi

10.3 Placental blood circulation

10.4 The physiology of the placenta:
Role of the placenta in the feto-maternal exchange processes

10.5 Fetal membranes, placenta and pregnancies with twins

10.6 The umbilical cord

10.7 The various placenta types

10.8 The amniotic fluid

10.9 Pathologies of the placenta

10.10 Quiz

10.11 Brief summary

10.12 Bibliography