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i would like to know what is the role of the lining of the uterus wall in pregnancy. also is there a contraceptive pill which can be taken before sexual intercourse or if there is a pill which can be taken in the morning after having unprotected sex from in the night

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Keisha lee

thank u very much this really helped me a lot i really do appreciate ur time and effort :D

April 2, 2013 - 6:34pm
DaisyN Guide

Hi Keisha lee,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  The uterus can be thought of as a babies incubator. During pregnancy the uterus grows and changes shape to accommodate for the growing fetus. The uterus will begin to grow upwards, shifting out of the woman’s pelvis. It can expand up to twenty times its normal size during pregnancy. This changing of the uterus may cause the woman to feel some cramping and pain. 
During the 40 weeks of pregnancy, the lining of the uterus will thicken, and its blood vessels will enlarge to nourish the fetus. The uterus will work with the placenta to provide the baby with necessary nutrients.  Birth control pills are to be used for a long period of time, to protect you from becoming pregnant and Emergency pills are taken usually after having unprotected sex, which should not be used as a method of birth control at all times.  You need to discuss with your doctor, on which birth control method is best for you.  

Best,

Daisy


April 2, 2013 - 3:07am
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