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The inner of two membranes that surrounds your baby in utero making up the amniotic sac. It makes up the outer most layer of the umbilical cord (definition link), it covers the foetal side of the placenta (definition link) and surrounds the foetus. The outer membrane is called the chorion (link to definition). Together these [...]

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Amniotic Fluid

The clear, yellowy fluid that commonly smells like hay and surrounds your baby in utero. It varies in quantity and constitution throughout pregnancy. Initially, it is mainly made up of water and electrolytes changing in the second trimester to contain more dissolved nutrients including fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. As your baby starts to pass urine [...]