Hesperian Health Guides
Chapter 3: A woman's body in pregnancy
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In this chapter, we describe the parts of a woman’s body that are most affected by sex, pregnancy, and birth. We call these parts sexual or reproductive parts. We also explain how pregnancy happens, and how a woman’s body changes during pregnancy.
a very sensitive spot that can give sexual pleasure when touched
the opening that urine comes out of
the opening of the rectum and intestine, where stool comes out
|The bones below the belly are called the pelvis.||The pelvis is shaped like a bowl with a hole in the bottom.|
|During birth, the baby passes through the hole to get out.|
The womb, tubes, and ovaries
The womb (uterus) is a hollow muscle. It sits inside the pelvis. Monthly bleeding comes from the womb, and the womb is where the baby grows during pregnancy.