The uterus is a major hormone-responsive secondary sex organ of the reproductive system. The primary function of the uterus is to house and develop the fetus.

Evolution Insight to Leading Cause of Death During Delivery

The most common cause of death during or after childbirth is a hemorrhage. Nearly 125,000 women die from hemorrhage each year during childbirth, leading researchers to look into possible causes or markers that could shed light on why hemorrhage occurs. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant After Miscarrriage

How long after a miscarriage should I wait before getting pregnant? ... read more »

What Is Artificial Insemination?

What is artificial insemination and how does it work? ... read more »

Swedish Uterus Transplant: First Successful Embyro

The Swedish team of medical specialists has just announced that the first embryo implant has taken place. Others will follow in the coming months. ... read more »

Can Paternity Test be Done In Utero Before the Baby is Born

A paternity test can be done prior to birth of the baby through an invasive procedure like an amniocentesis or CVS chorionic villus sampling but now it can be done from a simple maternal blood test. ... read more »

Sperm Life - How Long Do Sperm Live?

Sperm usually die inside the vagina within less than an hour but they can survive inside the uterus for up to 5 days. ... read more »

What is a Tipped Uterus?

The medical term for a “tipped uterus” is an “anteverted” (tilts forward) or a “retroverted uterus” (tilts backward). Neither rarely, if ever, is this a cause of infertility. ... read more »

How Does An Unicornuate Uterus Affect Fertility?

Pregnancy can occur in a woman with a unicornuate uterus, but women with a unicornuate uterus who do become pregnant encounter certain risks. ... read more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... read more »

How is False Labor Different?

False labor can feel much like active labor. Braxton Hicks contractions can begin in the second trimester. These contractions are used to prepare the uterus for actual birth when the time comes. ... read more »

Answering Questions about the Mucus Plug

The mucus plug forms soon after the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The plug blocks the opening of the cervix until the gestational period is over. ... read more »

The Choosy Uterus: Why Not All Embryos Implant

The uterus may perform quality control tests on a fertilized egg before determining if it wants to accept the embryo, according to new research. ... read more »

Uterine Fibroids - Leiomyoma Uteri

Fibroids, or uterine fibroids, are growths that originate in or on the uterus, specifically the smooth muscle of the uterus or myometrium. Fibroids typically develop during child-bearing years with up to 75% of women suffering from the growths during their lifetime. ... read more »

Why Is An Endometrial Biopsy Done?

Why is an endometrial biopsy performed? ... read more »

Endometrial Injury to Improve Embryo Implantation

In some medical cases, embryo implantation may be improved by injuring the endometrial lining. Injury is defined as scratching the lining of the uterus though researchers in Leichester UK are not sure how effective the treatment really is. ... read more »

TTC After IUD Removal

Can I get pregnant after IUD removal? The IUD acts locally on the uterus and the fallopian tube preventing pregnancy. It does not have an effect on ovulation. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

During the first trimester of pregnancy, so many changes happen, but some of these changes may not be quite what you expected! ... read more »

Parvovirus B19 Infection During Pregnancy

Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops. ... read more »

Can I Have A Cesarean Section After A Myomectomy?

During a myomectomy, one or many incisions are made into the uterus, the myoma is cut out, and the defects are sutured. Can I have a cesarean section after myomectomy? ... read more »

Swedish Womb Transplants Bring Hope to Transgender Women

It's been just a few days since the story broke about nine women inSweden undergoing womb transplants in the hope of bearing childrensomeday. Their story brings hope to many women around the world. ... read more »

Womb Transplants Becoming Viable Reality in Sweden

Nine young women in Sweden recently received uterus transplants in ground-breaking surgery that may allow them to bear children. ... read more »

Fibroid Removal May Prevent Recurring Miscarriage

Many women with fibroids are told the small growths are harmless, butthat's not what researchers recently reported in the journal HumanReproduction. It appears fibroids growing inside the uterus can cause recurrent miscarriages. ... read more »

Uterine Anomalies and Pregnancy Outcomes

Sometimes the uterus fails to develop correctly. This usually happens when the fetus is inside the uterus before the baby is born, and it's called as a "congenital uterine anomaly." ... read more »

What Is A Bicornuate Uterus?

A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly and can impact a woman's reproductive capabilities. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Ski During Pregnancy?

Is it ok to ski when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Sex While Standing

Can we get pregnant while we stand having sex? ... read more »

What to Expect From Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier. ... read more »

Tubal Ligation or Sterilization For Contraception

After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. ... read more »

How can I treat menstrual cramps without medicines?

How can I treat my menstrual cramps without medicines? ... read more »

First Cycle Day-When

When is the first cycle day? ... read more »

Clomid Clomiphene and Provera Bleeding

Provera is usually given prior to clomid to cleanse the uterus, empty the old uterine lining and get ready to implantation. ... read more »

Hang Gliding During Pregnancy

Can I go hang gliding during pregnancy? ... read more »

Riding a Motorbike

Can I use my motorbike in pregnancy? ... read more »

TTC after the IUD

IUD removed three months ago ... read more »

Infertility Workup

What is the basic infertility workup? ... read more »

Menstrual Period and Getting Pregnant

Can I get pregnant while I have my period? ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... read more »

Fallopian Tubes Blockage - Are There Any Symptoms?

Just because there is no pelvic pain does not mean the fallopian tubes are open. Fallopian tube diseases and blockage are among the top three reasons for infertility. ... read more »

Types of Hysterectomy

As with many surgeries, there are varying types of hysterectomies depending on the reason it is being performed. ... read more »

Bath and TTC

Water comes out of my vagina, is that a problem? ... read more »

What Happens After the Baby is Born?

Once the baby has moved through the birth canal and out of the vagina, the labor process is almost over. However, a few more contractions are needed to detach the uterus and push out the placenta. ... read more »

Diabetes and the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. ... read more »

Second Stage of Active Labor

The second stage of active labor is when the woman finally gets to react to those strong contractions. As the second stage of active labor begins the woman will feel the need to push. ... read more »

What is a Bicornuate Uterus?

A bicornuate uterus is the most common congenital uterine anomaly. It is a uterus that has two horns, often is heart shaped and that has a wall and a partial split outside. ... read more »

Uterine Anomalies - Bicornuate, Septate, Didelphys, Didelphic

Uterine anomalies include uterus didelphys, didelphus, didelphic, arcuate, bicornuate, septate. ... read more »

Bimanual Vaginal Abdominal Rectal Examination

The Bimanual Vaginal Abdominal Rectal Examination happens at the ObGyn visit when the doctors examines your vagina and pelvic organs with both hands. ... read more »

My Uterus is Measuring Large for Gestational Age

The term large for gestational age (LGA) can be confusing and scary, for some women. The fundal height measurement is typically used once a pregnant woman starts showing. It is the measurement from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. ... read more »

Uterus Removal and Menopause

It is estimated that 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies each year. Of these 600,000 women, only 10% require the procedure as a treatment for suspected or diagnosed cancer. ... read more »

Does My Uterus Age?

Sometimes women choose to freeze eggs when they are healthy and abundant in hopes of starting a family later in life, but as the years of menopause approach, does the uterus age to the point that conception and healthy pregnancy is impossible? ... read more »

What is a Tilted Uterus?

Your gynecologist or obstetrician may use the term tilted uterus during one of your regular visits to describe the positioning of your uterus, but what exactly is a tilted uterus? ... read more »

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