The Placenta: From Development to Disease examines research into placental function and its clinical implications to provide a springboard for improving clinical practice and enhancing medical research. Influential information is extracted from the compelling narrative by the use of 'take home' features including: Clinical Pearls - point to important issues in clinical practice. Research Spotlights - highlight key insights into placental understanding. Teaching Points - explain basic concepts for novice readers. The Placenta: From Development to Disease is ideal for both experienced clinicians and researchers and those new to the field. Anyone who needs to understand the central importance of the placenta in the well being of their maternal and fetal patients should read this book.