Your Amazing Uterus!

What happens to your uterus during pregnancy and birth?

Well, your uterus sits deep within your pelvis and is connected to your ovaries via your fallopian tubes. Every month the lining of your uterus sheds - and this, of course, is your period.

You have 3 layers to your uterus:

The perimetrium

This is the thin lining connecting the uterus to your body lining.

The myometrium

This is a thicker layer of muscle on the outside of your uterus, and is important for contractions during childbirth.

And finally, the endometrium

A thinner layer of the uterine wall that sheds monthly when the released egg isn’t fertilised (which is in essence your monthly period).

During pregnancy your uterus grows an astonishing amount. It goes from being quite a small little pocket of muscles to stretching right up into your ribs. Week by week your uterus is growing and expanding as your baby develops.

Amazingly, during pregnancy your internal organs move out of the way as your uterus grows to make room for your baby. This may mean you are a little short of breath or can’t eat as much because your lungs have less space and your stomach can’t expand as they normally would. But this is all for a reason - to make room for your baby!

During labour, the muscles in your uterus physically move up with every contraction until they are all gathered right at the top. This is what dilates your cervix, as the muscles pulling up draws your cervix open. When you’re fully dilated, the muscles that have gathered at the top start to push your baby down and out through the birth canal.

After birth, your uterus contracts and shrinks back down again into your pelvis. How amazing!

The more you know, the more in control you’ll feel when the time comes to bring your little one into the world. Butterbean exists to put you in the driving seat, so you can know your options and make the right choices for you and your baby. Be sure to explore the ‘Prepare my mind’ section of our platform, where you’ll find all the tools you need to feel confident ahead of time.

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Your Amazing Uterus!

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What happens to your uterus during pregnancy and birth?

Well, your uterus sits deep within your pelvis and is connected to your ovaries via your fallopian tubes. Every month the lining of your uterus sheds - and this, of course, is your period.

You have 3 layers to your uterus:

The perimetrium

This is the thin lining connecting the uterus to your body lining.

The myometrium

This is a thicker layer of muscle on the outside of your uterus, and is important for contractions during childbirth.

And finally, the endometrium

A thinner layer of the uterine wall that sheds monthly when the released egg isn’t fertilised (which is in essence your monthly period).

During pregnancy your uterus grows an astonishing amount. It goes from being quite a small little pocket of muscles to stretching right up into your ribs. Week by week your uterus is growing and expanding as your baby develops.

Amazingly, during pregnancy your internal organs move out of the way as your uterus grows to make room for your baby. This may mean you are a little short of breath or can’t eat as much because your lungs have less space and your stomach can’t expand as they normally would. But this is all for a reason - to make room for your baby!

During labour, the muscles in your uterus physically move up with every contraction until they are all gathered right at the top. This is what dilates your cervix, as the muscles pulling up draws your cervix open. When you’re fully dilated, the muscles that have gathered at the top start to push your baby down and out through the birth canal.

After birth, your uterus contracts and shrinks back down again into your pelvis. How amazing!

The more you know, the more in control you’ll feel when the time comes to bring your little one into the world. Butterbean exists to put you in the driving seat, so you can know your options and make the right choices for you and your baby. Be sure to explore the ‘Prepare my mind’ section of our platform, where you’ll find all the tools you need to feel confident ahead of time.