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Pregnancy: A nine month phone call

All day from Friday 26 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Your child can practice their colouring skills while they learn what the placenta looks like and how it connects the mum and the baby. 


The activity includes a printable colouring sheet depicting a cartoon of a baby in the womb and a short video that tells a simple story about how the placenta helps the baby grow and develop healthily. The activity is suitable for younger children who already know where babies come from, but doesn’t require any detailed biological knowledge.


Materials required are crayons or markers (or even watercolours) and a printer for the colouring sheet. Alternatively, your child can unleash their creativity and make a model of the placenta out of play-doh.


The placenta is a very important organ, yet often overlooked. At the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we do research on the biology and the function of the placenta. We also conduct large population studies which aim at identifying key features that could predict problems in pregnancy. Our ultimate goal is to find better ways of helping mums to stay healthy during pregnancy and to give birth to healthy babies.


For more information, see our website at or follow us on Twitter at @ObsGynaeCam or Facebook at

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Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Health

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