You can read all the books about what to expect when you're growing a human inside you - but the fact sheets and stats don't always tell you the real story. Here's a two-minute video provides some rapid insights, from what makes the placenta so fascinating to what exactly is inside breast milk.
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In almost all mammals, the placenta - the organ that develops in pregnancy to provide oxygen and nutrients to the baby and remove waste products - is eaten by the mother immediately after giving birth. Humans and aquatic mammals are the only exceptions.