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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.
Hiccups in a newborn could mean their brains are developing say researchers

Hiccups in a newborn could mean their brains are developing say researchers

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

Fetal nicotine exposure obstructs breathing in babies

Fetal nicotine exposure obstructs breathing in babies

Mother-infant free-play interactions have positive effect on child's obesity risk trajectories

Mother-infant free-play interactions have positive effect on child's obesity risk trajectories

Abnormal gut microbiome in premature infants associated with growth faltering

Abnormal gut microbiome in premature infants associated with growth faltering

Acetaminophen exposure in the womb may increase child's risk for ADHD, ASD

Acetaminophen exposure in the womb may increase child's risk for ADHD, ASD

Fertility charity campaigns for 10-year storage limit on frozen eggs to be extended

Fertility charity campaigns for 10-year storage limit on frozen eggs to be extended

Scientists uncover how brain cells respond to and recover from lack of nutrition

Scientists uncover how brain cells respond to and recover from lack of nutrition

Gut microbiome is a reality in fetal life also

Gut microbiome is a reality in fetal life also

$5 million in federal funding to accelerate potential treatments for urea cycle disorders

$5 million in federal funding to accelerate potential treatments for urea cycle disorders

Link found between unique brain cells and OCD, anxiety

Link found between unique brain cells and OCD, anxiety

Autism spectrum disorder could be triggered by low placental steroid levels

Autism spectrum disorder could be triggered by low placental steroid levels

Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk

Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk

Prenatal stress increases birth complications and decreases male births

Prenatal stress increases birth complications and decreases male births

Pollution tied to silent miscarriage among pregnant women

Pollution tied to silent miscarriage among pregnant women

Drug may improve the safety of cannabis use in early pregnancy

Drug may improve the safety of cannabis use in early pregnancy

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children

New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

New therapeutic approach for children born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy

New therapeutic approach for children born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy