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FETUS, ILLUSTRATION 9-month-old foetus and placenta in the mother's womb. Illustration of a 9-month foetus in the uterus, with the head in the downward position, and the umbilical cord and placenta clearly visible. A cross-section of the endometrium shows the blood vessels. The mother's endometrium and the placenta communicate directly and are the interface between the mother's and the baby's bloodstreams.
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