Do babies poop in the womb? What to know about digestive system development

fetal digestion

The fetal digestion system starts to develop in the womb at 5 weeks and continues to mature throughout the third trimester. They start absorbing nutrients from their mother immediately via the umbilical cord and placenta. Babies pee in the womb and accumulate meconium, which they pass as their first bowel movement after birth. Eating a … Read more