This time I would like to introduce you to one of the tools we use to assess the well-being of babies in the womb. As many of you know, ultrasound gives us a lot of useful information about the baby, for example, the estimated fetal weight, the amount of amniotic fluid, detection of malformations, etc. But today I would like to explain, above all, how we get information about the placenta and whether the fetus is receiving enough nutrients, among other parameters that I will explain below.
(c) Artwork by Audrey Bell
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Being a PhD student in a European training network is a life-changing adventure. Moving to a new country, carrying out a research project, facing scientific (and cultural) challenges, travelling around Europe and beyond… Those 3 years certainly do bring their part of new - sometimes frightening - but always enriching experiences.