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The amniotic sac, or amnion, is a lining (membrane) inside the uterus that contains the fetus and the fluid that cushions the fetus (amniotic fluid). The amniotic sac is also called the "bag of waters."
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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