The intestinal function of the fetus


fetus in uterusLearn about all stages of the intestinal function of your fetus and learn how it can survive in the uterus!


We have been asked a lot about the life of a fetus in the womb, but most of all how it can survive for 9 months in a very small space! Let's say the question of the fact that everything is hermetically sealed where it lives for 9 whole months can be understood! This, of course, that causes the most interest is the reflection on where the fetus makes its need! A need that we all, in the "outside" world, we take for granted. But what about the fetus needs? We have been informed and we are happy to answer all your questions.

Intestinal function!

The fetal gut is formed in 9 to 10 weeks, as it fills fluid from the ingestion of amniotic fluid. Your baby swallows amniotic fluid with specific procedures, which start at the 10th week of gestation and as time passes they grow and become more complicated!
An embryo does not "go to bathroom" inside Mom's belly. The function of digesting the cells and the proteins it takes from the amniotic fluid leads to the formation of a substance called "meconium". It is a mass of green feces that accumulate in the gut, which does not contain bacteria or germs, as opposed to adult feces. Embryos usually do not "let" pass the meconium into the uterus until birth. Certainly there are some cases where the embryo does not seem to hold any more! This happens when the pregnant woman has exhausted the margins and is late to give birth.
When the embryo has "let" pass a meconium into the pregnant belly, it may mean that it is relatively tired. The doctor will take it into account during childbirth and will ensure that the embryo is closely monitored until it is born.

The urinary system!

Fetal urination is also a part of the miracle that takes place inside your belly! Urine resembles that of adults, as they contain urea but are not yellow, because they do not include the enzymes that give the characteristic color. Fetal urine is one of the main sources of amniotic fluid formation, as the amount of the latter is dependent on the volume of urine excreted. The amniotic fluid is odorless and recycles every 2-3 hours. Everything that excretes urine embryos passes into the mother's circulation and her body undertakes to cleanse them!
After the 18th to 20th week of pregnancy, fetal urinary excretion is totally responsible for the production of amniotic fluid, and any disorders in this regulatory mechanism either lead to a reduction in its amount called oligamus (a smaller amount of amniotic fluid than necessary) an increase in its quantity called polyhum (greater amount of amniotic fluid than necessary). Oligamnium can mean that the fetus is not as nourished as it should in the uterus, while the mildew is due to pregnancy diabetes or less frequently to an abnormality of the fetus.




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