When the baby is an embryo where does it get its nutrients?

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The mother's blood brings nutrients to the placenta in the wall of the womb. The baby's blood system also connects to this through the umbilical cord. Nutrients leave the mother's blood vessels and diffuse across to the baby's.
From the mother, that is why they may need to eat more protein, to help the baby grow. :)
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