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Why oligohydramnios leads to hypoplasia of lung?

What I found for the question is that due to - Oligohydramnios reduces the intrathoracic cavity size, thus disrupting fetal lung growth and leading to pulmonary hypoplasia. decreased fetal breathing ...
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why don't babies drown in the womb?

Babies while in the womb are surrounded by fluids, so they cannot breathe. Do they get oxygen through the mother's umbilical cord? Are we kind of amphibious before coming to the world?
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Has anyone tried to do “telepresence” prenatal surgery yet?

I am wondering if anyone is exploring doing prenatal/fetal surgery using micro-robotic devices controlled "by wire", a sort of local-remote surgery? There are a number of medical conditions that are ...