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Nutrition Chapter 15

Review for Chapter 15
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Zygote
the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo
Embryo
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month
Fetus
The developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth.
preterm
born before 37 weeks
post term
Labor after 42 weeks gestation
fertility
the property of producing abundantly and sustaining growth
conception
the act of becoming pregnant
low birth weight
Less than 5.5 lbs
critical period
an optimal period shortly after birth when an organism's exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development
preeclampsia
abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria
pica
an abnormal craving or appetite for nonfood substances, such as dirt, paint, or clay that lasts for at least 1 month
gestational diabetes
a form of diabetes mellitus that occurs during some pregnancies
gestational hypertension
High blood pressure that develops after the 20th week of pregnancy, in women with previously normal blood pressures, and resolves spontaneously in the postpartum period
list lifestyle habits that should be avoided during pregnancy.
undercooked or contaminated seafood, caffeine, low-fat dairy products
list normal body responses to pregnancy.
Aversiory, nausea, morning sickness, constipation, hemorrhoids, food cravings
what are acceptable exercise activities for pregnant women? what should they avoid?
workout in a place where there is AC.
Avoiding this can prevent from miscarriage.
placenta
A special tissue used to pass food and oxygen from the mother to the baby it's carrying.