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Amniotic Sac

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."

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as of January 8, 2013

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Last Updated: January 08, 2013
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