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creation by the physical union of male and female gametes


the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals


the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month


an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of humans

amniotic sac

thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo

umbillical cord

the structure that connects the fetus and the placenta


the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus


concluding state of pregnancy

prenatal care

steps that a pregnant female can take to provide for her own health and the health of her baby

birthing center

a facility in which women with low-risk pregnancies can deliver their babies in a homelike setting


the mother drank alcohol while pregnant


spontaneous abortion


Loss of fetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy


the passing of traits from parents to offspring


threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes


chemical factors that determine traits


a complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes

genetic disorder

a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically


extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities


pregnancy test that checks the baby for genetic or biochemical abnormalities

developmental tasks

these tasks include physical, mental, social, emotional, and moral skills


ability to take care of oneself and make one's own decisions


lateral curvature of the spine

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