Chapter 8: Pregnancy and Childbirth Section

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parturiton
birth of a baby
gestation
pregnancy
quickening
first recognizable movements of the fetus in the uterus
abortion
termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of survival outside the uterus
viable offspring
one that is able to survive outside the uterus
primigravida
female during her first pregnancy
multigravida
means a female who has been pregnant more than one time
parous
general term that refers to having born one or more offspring
gravida
pregnant female
primipara
a female who has produced one viable offspring
multipara
female who has produced more than oneam viable offspring
amniorrhexis
water breaks
-rrhexis
rupture of the amnion
labor
process by which the child is expelled from the uterus
dilatation
dilation
cervical dilation
enlargement of the diameter of the opening of the uterine cervix in labor
effacement
shortening and thinning of the cervix during labor
expulsion
second stage of labor that completes with the expulsion of the infant. the amniotic sac ruptures
placental stage
third stage of labor that extends from the expulsion of the child until the placenta and the membranes are expelled
postpartum
hour or two after delivery when uterine tone is established
puerpera
woman who has just given birth
cesarean section
surgical procedure in which the abdomen and uterus are incised, and the baby is removed from the uterus
colostrum
cloudy fluid secreted by mammary glands during first few days after giving bith
lactogenesis
production of milk
antenatal
refer to the time before birth but often replaced by preterm
antepartum
acceptable and means before parturition
postnatal
means the time after birth
neonate
newborn child
neonatal
specific term that refers to the period covering the first 28 days after birth
neonatology
branch of medicine that specializes in the care of the newborn
specialist in newborns
neonatalogist