Baby's First Germs Happen Far Before Birth
October 19, 2018 | Pregnancy | A.McCarthy
For more than a century, doctors have assumed that the fetus and the womb itself is sterile, unless something goes wrong. Not so, according to new studies which find bacteria lurk in the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood, making the womb a germy place. So why are we so afraid of germs for newborns?