When does a baby drop in the womb?

Answer The baby "drops"--that is, rests lower in the pelvic area--around week 36 of pregnancy. It is normal, though, for some babies to drop any time within the last few weeks of pregnancy or even just be... Read More »

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What does a baby eat when it is in the womb?

The baby is fed through the umbilical cord and receives everything that the mother ingests.

How does a baby get food when it is inside the womb?

The baby receives oxygen and food from the mother's bloodstream through the uterus and the umbilical cord. Neither the lungs nor the digestive system are functional before birth.

How does a baby get oxygen from the mother when its in her womb?

The baby receives oxygen from the red blood cells which are carried through the placenta from the mother to the child. The un-oxygenated blood cells then return to the mother where they go back to ... Read More »

When the fetus is in the womb does the baby start out a boy or girl and how does it all work?

A baby's sex is determined at conception by inheriting either two XX chromosomes (female) or an X and a Y(male).