Using your knowledge of fetal circulation, and the respiratory and digestive systems, fill in the chart provided. It compares and contrasts fetal circulation and circulation after birth. A sample box has been filled in for you.
FETAL CIRCULATION CHART
Worth 18 points—each box worth 2 points.
|Fetal Circulation||Circulation of Baby after Birth|
|How are gases exchanged?|
|How are nutrients absorbed?||Partially digested food (chyme) moves through the small intestines where nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream.|
|How are wastes removed?|
|How does blood flow through the heart and lungs?|
|What main structures are involved?|