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Pre-operational

Children begin to form concepts and use symbols

Concrete operational

children begin to use logic to get answers

Formal operational

people can think abstractly and accurately draw conclusions

Sensormeter

children explore the world with their senses

maslow's hierchey of needs

self aculization, esteem, love/belonging, saftey, physiological

cervix

neck of the uterus which connects the uterus with the vagina

fallipian tubes

tubes leading from the ovaries to the uterus

menstrum

periodic discharge of bloody fluid from the uterus through the vagina

ovaries

female sex glands

ovum

female reproductive cell

perineum

between the vagina and anus

uthera

canal from the neck of the bladder to the outside of the body through which urine is passed

uterus

hollow, muscular organ where the fetus is implanted, sheltered, and nurtured

vulva

external genitalia

vagina

passage way between the uterus and the vulva

penis

male sex organ for urination and intercourse

perineum

between the scrotum and the anus

scrotum

pouch of loose, wrinkled skin that contains a man's testicles

semen

mixture of sperm and seminal fluid ejaculated during intercourse

semeial vasicles

small pouches at the back of a man's prostate gland that discharge semen into the urethra

sperm

mature male reproductive cell

testicles

two male sex glands,

urethea

canal from the neck of the bladder to the outside of the body through which urine is passed

van deferens tube

duct through which sperm are transported from the testicle to the seminal vesicles and urethra

Down's syndrome

chromosomes occurring as a triplet rather than a pair

PKU

recessive gene

Cleft palate/cleft lip

defect of the face

Club hand/foot

foot or hand being twisted

Faternal twins

two siblings born at the same time that do not look exactly the same

Spontaneous abortion/miscarriage

delivery of a fetus before it has developed enough to survive

Toxemia

swollen hands and feet, high blood pressure, and very rapid weight gain

Th

blood clots in the legs

zygote

developing baby the first two weeks

embryo

developing baby from the third to the eighth wee

fetus

developing baby after the eighth week

umbillical cord

connection between the fetus and the placenta

placenta

organ that develops between the embryo and the uterus

amniotic fluid

fluid inside the placenta

uterus

organ which grows the placenta and houses the fetus

lango

fine hair which covers the baby's body

quickening

first time that the mother feels the fetus moving

lightening

fetus moves to a head down position and drops lower in the pelvis

vernix

thick, greasy, wax-like substance which covers the baby

Braxton Hicks

contractions, false labor pains

first timester

baby's organs are beginning to develop

second triimester

begins to experience quickening

third trimester

lightening will occur

epidural

medication which gives the mother full relief from labor pain

episitomy

cut in the perineum done before delivery to help prevent the skin from tearing

f

open space on the baby's head where the bones of the skull have not completely formed

forceps

special tongs that the doctor uses to guide the baby's head during delivery

vacumn suction

form of suction

crowning

head is first seen

Diliation Stage

vagina must expand

explusion stage

baby has entered the birth canal

afterbirth stage

process of expelling the placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac from the uterus

vaginal delivery

delivery through the vaginal opening

nurse midwife

certified nurse with training in child delivery, deliver in hospital

lay midwife

trained in child delivery but does not have a certificate, deliver at home

certified practitioner midwife

certified in child delivery, not nurses, deliver at home

o

doctor who specializes in delivery

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