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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.
Study implicates placental protein as a possible regulator of an infant’s birthweight

Study implicates placental protein as a possible regulator of an infant’s birthweight

Study shows that breast cancer can be prevented with better contraception choices

Study shows that breast cancer can be prevented with better contraception choices

Study uses advances in medical imaging to visualize white matter pathways in fetuses

Study uses advances in medical imaging to visualize white matter pathways in fetuses

Previously overlooked hormone plays critical role in the development of endometriosis

Previously overlooked hormone plays critical role in the development of endometriosis

WVU study examines the effects of vaping during pregnancy

WVU study examines the effects of vaping during pregnancy

3D-printed fetus models allow surgeons to identify potential obstacles, reduce risks of surgery

3D-printed fetus models allow surgeons to identify potential obstacles, reduce risks of surgery

Scientists uncover an important clue to the conundrum of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Scientists uncover an important clue to the conundrum of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Research could inform therapeutic approaches to ameliorate the effects of fetal immobility

Research could inform therapeutic approaches to ameliorate the effects of fetal immobility

Study reports on safety of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnancy

Study reports on safety of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnancy

Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Toward a transformative therapy for sickle cell patients

Toward a transformative therapy for sickle cell patients

Stem cell depletion could be an important factor behind miscarriage

Stem cell depletion could be an important factor behind miscarriage

Researchers produce a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Researchers produce a detailed molecular atlas of lung development

Study confirms that higher level of maternal folate increases the child’s birthweight

Study confirms that higher level of maternal folate increases the child’s birthweight

New method for growing embryos outside the womb

New method for growing embryos outside the womb

Maternal pomegranate juice intake may reduce risk of brain injury in IUGR infants

Maternal pomegranate juice intake may reduce risk of brain injury in IUGR infants

Probiotic supplements increase the diversity of intestinal bacteria in extremely preterm infants

Probiotic supplements increase the diversity of intestinal bacteria in extremely preterm infants

Study suggests revisiting 14-day limit on human embryo in a dish

Study suggests revisiting 14-day limit on human embryo in a dish

Protective COVID-19 antibodies can transfer from mothers to babies in the womb

Protective COVID-19 antibodies can transfer from mothers to babies in the womb

Uninherited genetic mutations can cause spina bifida

Uninherited genetic mutations can cause spina bifida