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fertillization
creation by the physical union of male and female gametes
implantation
the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
embryo
the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month
fetus
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
placenta
the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
labor
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
FAS
the mother drank alcohol while pregnant
miscarriage
spontaneous abortion
stillbirth
Loss of fetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy
heredity
the passing of traits from parents to offspring
chromosomes
threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
genes
chemical factors that determine traits
DNA
a complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes
genetic disorder
a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
amniocentesis
extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
CVS
pregnancy test that checks the baby for genetic or biochemical abnormalities
developmental tasks
these tasks include physical, mental, social, emotional, and moral skills
autonomy
ability to take care of oneself and make one's own decisions
scoliosis
lateral curvature of the spine