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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.
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

Sounds appear to change the brain’s wiring patterns that process sound earlier than assumed

Sounds appear to change the brain’s wiring patterns that process sound earlier than assumed

Opioid use during pregnancy can cause long-lasting impairment in the infant's brain

Opioid use during pregnancy can cause long-lasting impairment in the infant's brain

New research examines how alcohol exposure impacts aspects of neuroplasticity

New research examines how alcohol exposure impacts aspects of neuroplasticity

Study shows relation between mothers' income level and children's finger length

Study shows relation between mothers' income level and children's finger length

Researchers identify a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency

Researchers identify a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency

Alterations in fetal microglia may lead to developmental and psychiatric disorders

Alterations in fetal microglia may lead to developmental and psychiatric disorders

Pediatricians want kids to be part of COVID vaccine trials

Pediatricians want kids to be part of COVID vaccine trials

Scientists use human stem cells and bioengineered scaffold to build whole functioning thymus

Scientists use human stem cells and bioengineered scaffold to build whole functioning thymus

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging