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The placenta is an extracorporal organ of the baby, not the mother. It grows from and with the baby during pregnancy and leaves the mother with the baby during delivery. It has the baby’s DNA, not the mother’s. In this sense, the placenta is the baby’s and not the mother’s. When you write of a “mother’s” placenta, that is properly the placenta she was born with, not the placenta of any of her children. This recurrent misconception, about the basic origin of the placenta, underscores how poorly understood the placenta is.
Soilent Green? Canibalism by any other name.