Maternal Fetal Circulation
This medical animation demonstrates the anatomical process of fetal maternal circulation. It was used in litigation to help explain how the uterine artery supplies blood to the mother’s uterus, which transfers oxygen and nutrients to the placenta, where it travels through the umbilical cord and feeds the developing infant. Waste product is then returned to the placenta. Oxygen and waste travel to and from the baby via the umbilical cord, which serves as the lifeline for the developing infant. Scroll down to see more of our medical animations involving fetal development.