What Is the Function of the Uterus?


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The function of the uterus is to accept the fertilized ovum which will turn into a fetus and hold it during development; it also helps support the fetus during the gestation period. The uterus is the site where the fertilized egg is implanted for gestation.

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What Is the Function of the Uterus?
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Once the egg is implanted, the uterus provides nutrition for the fetus — that is embedded in the endometrium — through blood vessels that are developed specifically for this purpose. The human uterus weighs approximately 2.2 pounds, or 1 kilogram. This weight stays the same even during pregnancy. The weight of the uterus doesn't change, but it stretches and changes as needed during the gestation period.

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