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The womb is the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which a baby grows. Also called uterus.
Maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy increases risk of ASD in grandchildren

Maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy increases risk of ASD in grandchildren

Artificial womb could improve survival among premature babies

Artificial womb could improve survival among premature babies

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

KU Leuven researchers grow three-dimensional cultures of the uterus' inner lining in a dish

KU Leuven researchers grow three-dimensional cultures of the uterus' inner lining in a dish

Scientists grow womb lining models that could shed light on early pregnancy events

Scientists grow womb lining models that could shed light on early pregnancy events

Miniature models of ‘womb lining’ could provide insights into early pregnancy and menstrual cycle

Miniature models of ‘womb lining’ could provide insights into early pregnancy and menstrual cycle

Greater body surface area linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation in women

Greater body surface area linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation in women

Pet exposure may lower risks of allergy and obesity in children

Pet exposure may lower risks of allergy and obesity in children

Pioneering IVF technique offers hope to families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders

Pioneering IVF technique offers hope to families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders

Prenatal ultrasound exposure can weaken thigh bones, animal study shows

Prenatal ultrasound exposure can weaken thigh bones, animal study shows

Researchers identify new gene mutation that leads to infertility in women

Researchers identify new gene mutation that leads to infertility in women

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Exposure to EDCs alters thyroid hormone signalling, early brain development in frog embryos

Exposure to EDCs alters thyroid hormone signalling, early brain development in frog embryos

WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

Birth-weights of babies have not increased over last 150 years, research reveals

Birth-weights of babies have not increased over last 150 years, research reveals

Stem cells strictly abide by innate developmental clocks, study shows

Stem cells strictly abide by innate developmental clocks, study shows

Scientists gain new insight into early brain pathology of schizophrenia using adult skin cells

Scientists gain new insight into early brain pathology of schizophrenia using adult skin cells

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

Researchers provide insight into causes of left or right-handedness

Researchers provide insight into causes of left or right-handedness

Millions of preterm births linked to outdoor air pollution

Millions of preterm births linked to outdoor air pollution