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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.
Disruption of chromosome loops can lead to Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Disruption of chromosome loops can lead to Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Boys exposed to cocaine in the womb are more likely to have behavioral problems than girls

Boys exposed to cocaine in the womb are more likely to have behavioral problems than girls

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

Premature babies, better to delay where possible, to minimise brain damage

Premature babies, better to delay where possible, to minimise brain damage

Mothers who catch a flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of their child developing schizophrenia

Mothers who catch a flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of their child developing schizophrenia

Mollycoddled boys are more likely to grow into men who will be more successful at work and in their relationships

Mollycoddled boys are more likely to grow into men who will be more successful at work and in their relationships

Environmental risks in the development of autism and autism spectrum disorders

Environmental risks in the development of autism and autism spectrum disorders

Chemicals that inhibit the development of new blood vessels could prove to be a new way of treating endometriosis

Chemicals that inhibit the development of new blood vessels could prove to be a new way of treating endometriosis

A moderately high protein diet could reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant

A moderately high protein diet could reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant

New York study reveals that babies in the womb are more sensitive than their mothers to DNA damage from pollution

New York study reveals that babies in the womb are more sensitive than their mothers to DNA damage from pollution

Eating fish during pregnancy produces children with better language and communication skills

Eating fish during pregnancy produces children with better language and communication skills

Newborns are more susceptible to DNA damage from pollution than their mothers

Newborns are more susceptible to DNA damage from pollution than their mothers

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

One small glass of wine may be enough to harm fetal brain

One small glass of wine may be enough to harm fetal brain

Louise Redknapp and Ronan Keating on cancer and how it affected them

Louise Redknapp and Ronan Keating on cancer and how it affected them

Soy protects against cancer of womb

Soy protects against cancer of womb

Link between oral bacterium and premature babies

Link between oral bacterium and premature babies

Diet is responsible for up to 80,000 cases of cancer each year in the UK

Diet is responsible for up to 80,000 cases of cancer each year in the UK

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

A mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy is less likely to have a very small baby

A mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy is less likely to have a very small baby