What is Uterus?
(YOO-teh-rus) The hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis. The uterus is where a fetus (unborn baby) develops and grows. Also called womb.
What is a uterus used for?
The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.
What is the difference between uterus and womb?
The uterus is the medical term for the womb. It is the Latin word for womb. It is about the size and shape of an inverted pear. The uterus sits quite low in the abdomen and is held in position by muscles, ligaments and fibrous tissues.
What are the 3 main functions of the uterus?
The three main jobs of your uterus are:
- Pregnancy: Your uterus stretches to grow your baby during pregnancy. …
- Fertility: Your uterus is where a fertilized egg implants during conception and where your baby grows.
- Menstrual cycle: Your uterine lining is where blood and tissue come from during menstruation.