condition in which the placenta separates from the uterine wall; a cause of pre-birth bleeding
the placenta, membranes of the amniotic sac, part of the umbilical cord and some tissues from the lining of the uterus that are delivered after the birth of a baby
the 'bag of waters' that surrounds the developing fetus
when the baby's buttocks or both legs appear first during birth
when the baby appears head first during birth process. normal presentation
the neck of the uterus at the entrance to the birth canal
a severe complication of pregnancy that produces seizures and coma
when implantation of a fertilized egg is not in the body of the uterus, but instead in the oviduct (fallopian tube), cervix, or abdominopelvic cavity
expulsion of a fetus as a result of deliberate actions taken to stop the pregnancy
amniotic fluid that is greenish or brownish-yellow rather than clear as a result of fetal defecation; an indication of possible maternal or fetal distress during labor
a spontaneous abortion
fallopian tube; tube that carries eggs from an ovary to the uterus.
the surface area between the vagina and the anus
a condition in which the placenta is low in the uterus and close to or covering the cervical opening; can cause excessive pre-birth bleeding
a complication of pregnancy where the woman retains large amounts of fluid and has hypertension. Can lead to seizures or coma during birth which is very dangerous to the infant
prolapsed umbilical cord
when the umbilical cord presents first and is squeezed between the vaginal wall and the baby's head
when the fetus and placenta deliver before the 28th week of pregnancy. commonly called a miscarriage.
supine hypotension syndrom
dizziness and a drop in blood pressure caused when the mother is in a supine position and the weight of the uterus, infant etc, compress the inferior vena cava reducing return of blood to the heart and cardiac output.