The uterus or womb is a hollow muscular organ of the female body in which babies grow for nine months during pregnancy. The uterus is just under the fallopian tubes, between the hips. The uterus consists of a body and a cervix. The cervix protrudes into the vagina. The uterus is located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The eggs produced by the ovaries travel through the fallopian tubes. Then the eggs can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus during pregnancy.