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U : Uterus

The uterus is another word for womb. It’s a thick walled muscular organ and part of a woman’s reproductive system. It’s capable of largely expanding during pregnancy to accomodate a growing baby.

The uterus is the size and shape of an upside down pear 🍐 and is full at the top and tapered and narrow at the bottom. The beck of the womb and the cervix are the same thing.

All female mammals have a uterus and as humans are mammals – that includes us.

The uterus has four parts:

  1. The fundus – the top of the uterus.
  2. The body – where a fertilised egg is implanted.
  3. The cervix – the mouth of the uterus.
  4. The internal os – the opening to the cervix.

“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.”
~ Harriette Hartigan

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