Uterine Anatomy


(Depending on size)

  • The uterus is small and contracted in its non-pregnant state, but grows to fill nearly the entire abdomen during pregnancy. Delivery is effected by repeated strong contractions pushing the fetus through the cervix and out the birth canal (vagina).
  • The fallopian tubes carry the ova to the uterine cavity, where fertilized eggs implant and develop.
  • The blood supply to the uterus is redundant and increases greatly during pregnancy.