the exchange of substances between the mother and the baby. The baby is supplied with nutrients and oxygen and waste is eliminated. Low molecular weight substances cross the placental membrane.

FETAL-MATERNAL EXCHANGE: "The foetal maternal exchange allows the baby to get nutrients for growth."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL-MATERNAL EXCHANGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-maternal-exchange/ (accessed September 24, 2021).