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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb ?

Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy  and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb ?

Heterotopic: Yes it is, and it is called a heterotopic pregnancy. Its twins, except one of the twins is ectopic. Its very rare, about 1 in 4000 pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb ? And can woman have healthy baby after ectopic oper

Is it possible to have ectopic pregnancy  and to have at the same time pregnancy inside the womb ? And can woman have healthy baby after ectopic oper

Yes and Yes to both: What is called a "heterotopic pregnancy" is possible but quite rare. If the ectopic pregnancy is surgically removed or is spontaneously "lost", the "pregnancy inside the womb" may some times continue relatively normally. The probability of having a "healthy baby after ectopic oper" will depend in part on the type of operation performed and on the health of the tubes and ovaries. ...Read more

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What is womb cleaning for pregnancy?

What is womb cleaning for pregnancy?

"Womb Cleaning": Are you using the term “womb cleaning” to refer to a dilatation and curettage or to use of herbs such as ginger, marigold, raspberry or motherwort? This is an issue for which I have no expertise but i recommend that you discuss this with your gynecologist before considering a “womb cleaning”. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy text and it shows positive but when I went for a scan and they said everything is normal and there is natin in my womb.why is it so?

I had a pregnancy text and it shows positive but when I went for a scan and they said everything is normal and there is natin in my womb.why is it so?

Pregnancy test: it could be too early to see anything in the uterus. You need a pregnancy hormone level (HCG) of at least 2500 to see a sac in the uterus. In a normal pregnancy that level should double every 48 hours. Your doctor may want to do serial blood tests to see where you are and then depending on the level, repeat the ultrasound. ...Read more

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How thick should womb lining be in early pregnancy 4-6 weeks ?

How thick should womb lining be in early pregnancy 4-6 weeks ?

Unknown: No one really knows exactly how thick the lining should be during pregnancy. It's not something that's commonly measured. The only thing that matters early on is the existence of a fetal pole and heartbeat. ...Read more

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When does womb lining stop growing can a pregnancy happen if womb lining is 15.7 in Secretory phase cd19 ?

When does womb lining stop growing can a pregnancy happen if womb lining is 15.7 in Secretory phase cd19 ?

More complex: The ability of the uterus to allow an embryo to implant is far more complex than just knowing the thickness. The endometrium usually continues to thicken until ovulation at which time changes in the hormones thin it out a little and make it more receptive. While a thin lining ( ...Read more

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Hi I have done 4 pregnancy tests and had an emergency scan I have the littlw sack in my womb am I definetly pregnant as im only 4weeks?

Hi I have done 4 pregnancy tests and had an emergency scan I have the littlw sack in my womb am I definetly pregnant as im only 4weeks?

?: You don't say whether or not any of the pregnancy tests are positive. They shoulf turn positive at about one week late with respect to your period. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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


Womb (Definition)

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