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development of a pregnancy
outside the womb usually in a
fallopian tube, and is a serious
cause of early bleeding and pain.
A fertilized egg that has
begun the cell division stages of
growth and differentiation from
fertilization to the beginning of
the third month of pregnancy.
An anesthetic is
injected through a catheter in the
lower back producing numbness
of the lower abdomen, legs, and
birth canal.
It is
caused by excessive secretion of
the salivary glands in the mouth
and is quite annoying and difficult
to treat. It tends to diminish in the
latter half of pregnancy.
Involves cramps
or contractions of the lower
abdomen, similar to real labor.
False labor does not cause a
change in the cervix.
The medical term that describes
the many physical and mental
problems that affect children born
to mothers who drank during
their pregnancy.
What the baby is referred
to after the third month of
pregnancy until delivery.
One of the B vitamins
that is a key factor for the fetus.
Lack of adequate folic acid during
pregnancy was found to increase
the risk for the baby to have a
birth defect involving the spinal
cord and brain.
A disease
caused by an alteration of a gene
or group of genes in a person’s
genetic material.
A type of
diabetes that occurs in pregnant
women and usually subsides after
simple and safe test requires only
that you drink a sugar cola and
have a blood sample tested 1 hour
Is a type of bacteria that can
normally be found in the birth
canal of up to
of all women.
Some babies who are exposed to
GBS bacteria during labor and
birth become infected.
A virus that causes small
sores in clusters on the genitals.
The infection can infect the baby
at birth.
A dilated blood
vessel inside the anus and beneath
its thin lining (internal), or outside
the anus and beneath the surface
of the skin (external).
medical condition or pregnancy-
related complication that threatens
the well-being of you or your
An exercise
contracting the pelvic floor
muscles that improves pelvic floor
muscle tone and helps prevent
urinary incontinence.
Refers to
spontaneous fetal movements
experienced by the pregnant
mother. You should note the time
it takes to feel 10 kicks, twists,
turns or rolls.
Lactation Consultan
Lactation Consultant is a health
professional who specializes
in the clinical management of
The baby positioned
on the breast with the entire
nipple and at least an inch of the
areolar tissue in his mouth. The
compression of the suck and
the baby’s tongue resting on the
lower gum allows the baby to
draw milk through the nipple.
Infection of the breast
causing breast soreness, fever and
flu-like symptoms.
The release of milk from
the milk glands stimulated by the
baby as he nurses.
The spontaneous
loss of a pregnancy before 20
weeks gestation.
like structures near the border of
the areola. These glands secrete a
substance that aids in lubricating
and cleansing the area.
to evaluate fetal heart rate
patterns, especially during fetal
A hormone in a
woman’s body that contributes
to the start of labor and later to
affect the “letdown” response.
A medical term for the
unusual cravings for strange
foods that you may experience
during pregnancy.
A physician
who specializes in pediatrics; a
children’s doctor or baby doctor.
when the placenta partially or
completely covers the cervix.
when the placenta prematurely
detaches from the inner lining of
the womb.
A condition
in pregnancy characterized by
a rise in blood pressure, large
amounts of protein in the urine
and swelling of the hands, feet,
and face. Preeclampsia is the
most common complication of
The regular
health care women should
receive during pregnancy from a
healthcare provider.
performed on a pregnant
woman or her fetus to prevent or
diagnose abnormalities.
Labor that
begins before 37 weeks of
A hormone secreted
from the pituitary gland that
stimulates the milk gland cells
in the breast to begin producing
The first flutter of
life felt by a pregnant mom.
An antigen found in
the red blood cells of most people.
Those who have an Rh factor are
said to be Rh positive (Rh+), while
those who do not are Rh negative
An injection given to
mothers who are Rh negative.
This injection routinely given at 28
weeks of pregnancy and within 72
hours following birth.
Pain in
one or both groin regions from
stretching or spasm of the round
The use of sound
waves to produce a “picture”
of the developing fetus inside
the uterus. It also is called an
An infection
that you can get from eating
raw or under cooked meat or by
transfer from cats.
“Vaginal Birth After