NCLEX® QOTD: Gestational organ

NCLEX® QOTD: Gestational organ

Osmosis Team
Aug 2, 2023

Curious about pregnancy at 16-weeks' gestation? Learn about the remarkable organ responsible for nourishing the baby in the womb. Explore prenatal care and the wonders of this vital organ inside the belly. Prepare for the NCLEX-RN® now.

A client who is pregnant at 16-weeks’ gestation presents to their obstetrician’s office for a routine check-up. The client tells the nurse, “I heard there’s an organ inside my belly that’s responsible for feeding my baby, that’s so cool!” 

Identify the organ the client is referring to in the image below. 

illustration of baby at 16-weeks’ gestation

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illustration of baby at 16-weeks’ gestation highlighting the gestational organ

Major Takeaway

The placenta, along with two umbilical arteries and one umbilical vein, is the main exchange point between the pregnant individual and the developing fetus throughout pregnancy. The placenta is the main structure that allows for nutrients and oxygen rich blood to pass to the fetus, and waste products pass from the fetus back through the pregnant client. 

illustration of gestational development


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