How your pregnant bump loves your unborn baby
Find out the reassuring ways your growing bump is helping your baby to form and develop from the moment you conceive
Posted: 11 November 2010
by Liz Stansfield
Amazing bump fact 5 – it protects her from knocks
Your baby will be growing in amniotic fluid inside your womb, which your clever body produces to keep her warm, safe and secure. “The fluid is held inside the amniotic sac, which cushions your baby from knocks and infection,” explains Joanne.
The sac has a thick skin made up of a membrane called chorion which holds strong until your baby’s ready to be born, when it splits to let the fluid out. This is what's commonly known as your waters breaking.
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