The Uterus Serves Four
Site for implantation.
pre-embryo implants into the inner uterine wall and
becomes connected to the uterine lining
Supports, protects, and nourishes the developing embryo/fetus
forms a vascular connection with the motherís uterine wall
that later develops into the
Ejects the fetus at birth
after maternal oxytocin levels increase
to initiate the
uterine contractions of labor.
Site for menstruation.
if an oocyte is not fertilized or after a baby is expelled, the
muscular wall of the uterus contracts and sheds its inner
lining as menstruation