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Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Can the x-rays penetrate the womb and harm the fetus?

Can the x-rays penetrate the womb and harm the fetus?

Yes: X-rays can be harmful to the developing fetus, especially in the first three months of a pregnancy. There are usually signs in the x-ray dept telling you to tell the technicians idf you think you could be pregnant. Dental xrays are not a problem as the dental nuse will usually put a lead apron on your tummy before taking them. ...Read more

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How can a fetus be protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

How can a fetus be  protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Several ways: Baby is protected by mom's pelvis abdominal wall and has a fluid barrier from the amniotic fluid in womb. However caution is still recommended as even this protection is not 100%! ...Read more

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My baby sac is Somewhat right corner of uterus.does the sac moves to mid of uterus??

My baby sac is Somewhat right corner of uterus.does the sac moves to mid of uterus??

Gestational Sac: Yes the position of the sac will likely fill the entire center of the uterus as it enlarges. In rare situations, if the sac lands within the cervix or at the cornea of the fallopian tubes, it will,not and this is considered a variation of ectopic pregnancy. But those situations are pretty rare. It's VERY VERY likely the sac will become more central over time as it enlarges. ...Read more

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When does the placenta attach to the uterus?

4-5 days: About 4-5 days after the sperm and egg meet (conception), the fertilized egg implants in the uterine lining and begins placenta development. The placenta is very functional by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Fibroids in the anterior wall of the uterus, what does that mean? Does it mean inside the uterus or outside the uterus?

Fibroids in the anterior wall of the uterus, what does that mean? Does it mean inside the uterus or outside the uterus?

Part of the uterus: Fibroids are benign tumors of uterine muscle. They are always part of the uterus, although they may grow in a variety of directions. If fibroids cause no symptoms, no treatment is necessary. If they do cause symptoms (heavy bleeding, pressure), then opinions from both a gyn (who may offer surgery) and an interventional radiologist (who may offer embolization) would be helpful. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst affect the baby in the womb?

Could ovarian cyst affect the baby in the womb?

Ovarian cyst: There are many cysts/masses that can exist in the ovaries of a pregnanct patient. Some are benign , some are dangerous. It depends really. ...Read more

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Where is myometrium wall of the uterus?

Where is myometrium wall of the uterus?

The middle: The myometrium is the middle layer. The outside of the uterus is the serosa, the inside the mucosa and the middle is the myometrium. ...Read more

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Where is the maximum implantation potential of the uterus when transferring an embryo?

Where is the maximum implantation potential of the uterus when transferring an embryo?

About a third: About 1/3 of embryos will be genetically normal and will implant. When the embryos are tested for chromosome abnormalities that goes up to about 70%. ...Read more

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Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read more

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My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium. Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?

My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium.  Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?

Not enough info ...: The myometrium is the muscular wall of the uterus so most or all of the fibroid is in the wall. Posterior means the back wall of your uterus as opposed to the front. A fibroid in the myometrium may be completely within the wall (intramural) or project into the inside cavity of the uterus (submucosal) or it may be just under the outer covering of the uterus (subserosal). Ultrasound or MRI can tell. ...Read more

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How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

How much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love. ...Read more

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What is the stage of fetus that implants in your uterus?

What is the stage of fetus that implants in your uterus?

Blastocyst: At the time of implantation, usually about 9 days after conception, there would be essentially a ball of cells - called a blastocyst. ...Read more

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What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb ? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it ?

Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more

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Describe please development of fetus in the womb?

See below: That an impossible task since we have 400 characters only. Obtain a textbook on embryology. ...Read more

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If a fetus dies in the womb will u know it?

If a fetus dies in the womb will u know it?

Non-viable Pregnancy: Not necessarily. The body does take care of this commonly, but at times the demise of the fetus is discovered by the ob. ...Read more

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How resilient are fetuses insude the womb to infection or general outside triggers?

How resilient are fetuses insude the womb to infection or general outside triggers?

In general: Fortunately for the fate of humanity fetuses are quite well protected inside the uterus. Otherwise the human race would never have survived. There are many infections that can cause problems during pregnancy. The specific risks of each would need to be assessed separately ...Read more

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Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read more

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Can the fetus stays longer than 42 weeks in the womb or the dates in this case would be wrong?

Can the fetus stays longer than 42 weeks in the womb or the dates in this  case would be wrong?

Late baby: It could be either. We don't completely understand how the signal for going into labor works. Some babies do normally stay in longer. But also it's possible the dates are off. This would more likely be true if a woman DID NOT have an ultrasound during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

Limited: I think in-utero treatment is limited and, many times, somewhat experimental. Certain placental aberrancies (e.g. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome) are amenable to treatment. ...Read more

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Can a fetus get stuck in the womb at 31 weeks?

Can a fetus get stuck in the womb at 31 weeks?

Hopefully: Under normal circumstances, we would like a fetus to stay in the uterus at 31 weeks. If you are facing a delivery at 31 weeks, it will either deliver easily vaginally or you will need a c-section. ...Read more

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Can the x-rays penetrate the womb and harm the fetus?

Yes: X-rays can be harmful to the developing fetus, especially in the first three months of a pregnancy. There are usually signs in the x-ray dept telling you to tell the technicians idf you think you could be pregnant. Dental xrays are not a problem as the dental nuse will usually put a lead apron on your tummy before taking them. ...Read more

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How can a fetus be protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Several ways: Baby is protected by mom's pelvis abdominal wall and has a fluid barrier from the amniotic fluid in womb. However caution is still recommended as even this protection is not 100%! ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) thin the mucus in my womb and thus endanger the fetus?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) thin the mucus in my womb and thus endanger the fetus?

Minimal concern: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guiafenesin, an expectorant-- a medicine to thin mucus so that it can more easily be cleared from the throat and sinuses. It is a pregnancy category c drug, so should be used with caution. There is no mucus is the womb to speak of, and there is no evidence that the presence or absence of cervical mucus has significance to fetal well-being. ...Read more

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To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?

To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?

ULTRASOUND!!!: Ultrasound is well established for evaluating fetal measurements with well established standards and no demonstrated negative biological effects in humans. Far superior to x-rays and far less expensive than mri. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb

Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb

Alcohol & Fetus': Not a good combination due to ill effects. If the pregnancy is no longer viable then the MD can take measures to end the "suspense" ...Read more

Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more