Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Uterus : Parts of the body

                                A to Z 2019

The uterus is an organ of the female reproductive system. The uterus, also known as the 

womb, is where a bay grows when a woman is pregnant.

Uterus is shaped like an up-side down pear and has thick walls. 

The uterus's main function is to house and nourish a fetus until it's ready for birth.

                                where is the uterus located?

The uterus sits in the middle of the pelvis, behind the bladder and in front of the rectum. 

The actual position of the uterus within the pelvis varies from person to person.Each 

position has its own name

Anteverted uterus : tips slightly forward.

Retroverted uterus : bends slightly backwards.

Both these positions are normal and the position of the uterus can change throughout a 

woman's life, most frequently after a pregnancy.


Fundus : is the upper part of the uterus. It is broad and curved. The fallopian tubes 

attach to the uterus just below the fundus.

Corpus : is the main body of theuterus. it is very muscular and can stretch to 

accommodate a developing fetus. During labour, the muscular walls contract to help push 

the baby through cervix and vagina.

Isthmus :  is  the portion of the uterus between the corpus and the cervix . thi is where 

the walls of the uterus begin to narrow towards the cervix.

Cervix : is the lowest part of the uterus.Glands in the cervical lining usually produce a 

thick mucus. However, during ovulation, this becomes thinner to allow the sperm to pass 

easily to the uterus.

                                        Uterine conditions 

Congenital uterine conditions. : 1 in 300 women are born with a congenital uterine 

condition in some cases it causes pregnancy complications.

Endometriosis : happens when the endometrium, which usually lines the uterus, grows on 

the outside of the uterus, Fallopian tubes, or pelvic lining. It can cause severe pain 

during menstruation or intercourse.

Uterine fibroids : are non-cancerous growths on the walls of the uterus. While fibroid 

dont always cause symptoms, some women experience bleeding and pain.

Uterine prolapse :  happens when an organ's support system is stretched or damaged. 

This happens when part of uterus slips down into the vagina.

                                  Pelvic inflammatory diseases 

(PID) is an infection within the female reproductive organs. It is caused by bacteria. The 

main symptoms are lower abdominal pain, as well as pain during intercourse and 

urination. If left untreated PID can cause infertility and an increased risk of ectopic 


Cancer : while uterine cancer can start anywhere in the uterus, it is most common in the 

endometrium. Cancer can also affect the cells of the cervix, causing cervical cancer.

                                               Tips for healthy uterus: 

Pap smears : can detect precancerous changes in cervix in addition to other uterine 


Get vaccinated against HPV.

Use condom : helps to prevents sexually transmitted diseases.

Avoid smoking

Diet :

Eat foods rich in folic acid,foods rich in vitamin C, foods rich in beta carotene such as 

carrots and squash, foods rich in vitamin E.

what happens when uterus is removed? 

Hysterectomy is the surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The extent of 

hysterectomy varies depending on the reason for the surgery. The doctor may also 

remove the ovaries and the fallopian tubes during the procedure. Once hysterectomy is 

done , a woman stops having menstrual periods and is unable to become pregnant.

                                                    Indian Culture

Garba is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat, India.

The word garba comes from the Sanskrit word garb which means womb and so it imples 

gestation or pregnancy (life). Traditionally, the dance is performed around a clay lantern 

with a light inside, called garba Deep ( womb lamp) . The lantern represents life and the 

fetus in the womb. The dancers thus honour DURGA, the feminine form of divinity.

                                                      garba dance

                                                What is surrogacy?

It is an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement, whereby a woman( the 

surrogate mother) agrees to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another person 

who is or will become the parent of the child.People seek surrogacy when pregnancy is 

medically impossible, when pregnancy risks are too dangerous for the intended mother. It 

is considered one of the many assisted reproductive technologies.

Readers, have you taken part in Garba dance? what other dance form is performed in 

your state?

Information courtesy Google.

YouTube video

                               I am participating in the A to Z Challenge. 

Day 3.Chin & Cheeks                         Day 4. Dimples 
Day 5. Eye                                        Day 6. Feet
Day 7 . Gums/Gingiva                       Day 8. Hair 
Day 9. Intestine                                Day 10. Jaws                                   

Day 11. Kidneys                                Day 12. Lungs

Day 13. Mouth                                  Day 14. Nails 

Day 15. Ovary                                      Day 16. Pituitary-gland

Day 17.  Quadriceps                             Day 18.  Ribs                        

Day 19. Spleen                                  Day 20. Trachea


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  2. Wow! That's interesting. Wasnt aware of the significance of Garba dance and garbha (uterus) and honoring Durga! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. My mom had explained the significance when we kids in high school ued to go to play garba in Navratri. Thanks Shilpa Garg.

  3. I have never seen the Garba dance before, over here in the U. S. There should be more dances honoring the uterus.

    1. Garba is a lively and graceful dance and there are many variations of it. Thanks Kristin.

  4. Gosh I never made the connection of Garba dance with the word womb. Fascinating.

  5. An interesting dance and colorful costumes. You offer useful information on health, also.

    1. Thanks Gail M B for reading and checking the video.

  6. Ancient Greeks believed that the uterus was detached, and it could move around in the female body, causing hysteria... :D

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    1. This is something new to me. Thanks A.Tarkabarka .

  7. The connection between Garba dance with garbh is a new information to me. Until I had a baby, I had major menstrual cramps. Every time I visited the gynecologist to seek a solution, she would often answer about how post delivery, the pain would cease as the uterus would have expanded.

    1. and I thought everyone is aware of garba dance celebrating the garb i.e. creating life. Thanks Sonia C.

  8. As the uterus does not make up part of my body I'll skip to the dance and tell you that in my part of the UK, Morris Dancing is a popular pastime. Dancers wear silly costumes and have bells attached to their legs and they skip around banging sticks and waving handkerchiefs!I kid you not!

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    1. I will check Morris dancing on YouTube. I am not aware of this type of dance.thanks Keith.

  9. Interesting. While I knew about the uterus, this information about the symbolic meaning of Garba was totally new to me.
    Makes sense though... "Garb"... "Garba"!

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    1. Thanks Chicky. and in childhood we used to go to play garba. after playing garba for 10 minutes we used to run about and play.

  10. Uterus is the one organ that is so important for women not only from the point of view of child birth but also from understanding so much about our reproductive health.

  11. A useful post. I was more keen to read this since I am carrying😊
    I was not aware about Garba dance's significance. We celebrate Ma Durga and the Garb (womb). What a great way to celebrate womanhood. When I was in Mumbai, I often did Garba during Navratri! Enjoyed it!
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    1. Garba is a mesmerizing dance. Thanks Kislaya G.

  12. Thank you for telling us the significance of Garba dance. Its really a great way to celebrate the womanhood

    1. Garba is a great dance to celebrate womanhood. Thanks suhavijay.


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