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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.
Researchers describe factors that reduce placenta's capacity to protect fetus from zika virus

Researchers describe factors that reduce placenta's capacity to protect fetus from zika virus

Study reveals developmental changes of the immune system during first week of life

Study reveals developmental changes of the immune system during first week of life

Researchers find distinct effects of adversity in the genomes of men than women born preterm

Researchers find distinct effects of adversity in the genomes of men than women born preterm

Study: E-cigarettes may not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy

Study: E-cigarettes may not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy

Research investigates post-traumatic stress in partners following miscarriage

Research investigates post-traumatic stress in partners following miscarriage

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may protect children from developing high blood pressure

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may protect children from developing high blood pressure

800 million children have high lead levels  in their blood

800 million children have high lead levels in their blood

New artificial lung developed to support pre-term babies in respiratory distress

New artificial lung developed to support pre-term babies in respiratory distress

Low levels of prenatal alcohol consumption can affect child's brain development

Low levels of prenatal alcohol consumption can affect child's brain development

Study highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy

Study highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy

Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology in middle childhood

Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology in middle childhood

Babies born in the fall more likely to experience all conditions associated with atopic march

Babies born in the fall more likely to experience all conditions associated with atopic march

Scientists shed new light on gene regulatory pathways activated by stress hormone

Scientists shed new light on gene regulatory pathways activated by stress hormone

Living at higher altitudes linked with greater rates of stunting

Living at higher altitudes linked with greater rates of stunting

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of babies' brains

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of babies' brains

Embryos are susceptible to COVID-19 if mothers get sick, indicates study

Embryos are susceptible to COVID-19 if mothers get sick, indicates study

Study finds differences between lead exposure effects in young Japanese boys versus girls

Study finds differences between lead exposure effects in young Japanese boys versus girls

Study examines the health effects of lead exposure in Japanese children

Study examines the health effects of lead exposure in Japanese children

Partial loss of MYLPF gene can cause distal arthrogryposis, shows study

Partial loss of MYLPF gene can cause distal arthrogryposis, shows study

Novel biomarkers for diagnosis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in infants

Novel biomarkers for diagnosis of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in infants