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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.
Greater risk for children of mothers over 40 to die in the womb or as a newborn

Greater risk for children of mothers over 40 to die in the womb or as a newborn

Exposure to tobacco smoke and pollutants increases childhood risk of asthma

Exposure to tobacco smoke and pollutants increases childhood risk of asthma

Eight out of ten women take some form of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy

Eight out of ten women take some form of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy

Master gene that controls the first breath a newborn infant

Master gene that controls the first breath a newborn infant

Tiny babies may face development and behaviour problems

Tiny babies may face development and behaviour problems

Link between mother’s stress levels during pregnancy and the effect on the brain of her unborn baby

Link between mother’s stress levels during pregnancy and the effect on the brain of her unborn baby

New high-tech pacifier helps babies who are born prematurely

New high-tech pacifier helps babies who are born prematurely

Babies born to cocaine users fared better when cared for by people who were not their parents

Babies born to cocaine users fared better when cared for by people who were not their parents

Protein sources, such as beef and beans beneficial in lowering childhood leukemia risk

Protein sources, such as beef and beans beneficial in lowering childhood leukemia risk

Fruit and vegetables eaten before pregnancy lowers risk of leukemia

Fruit and vegetables eaten before pregnancy lowers risk of leukemia

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