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Fertilization of the egg by the sperm in one of the fallopian tubes.
Pregnancy is often divided into thirds.
Connects fetus to mom through umbilical cord - fetus gets all nutrients and eliminates waste from blood supply.
Protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac in a pregnant female.
Fluid filled sac that protects a fetus in the womb.
Place where baby grows during pregnancy.
Flexible cord that connects a baby to the placenta.
With the face down and turned slightly to the side, the smallest part of the baby's head leads the way through the birth canal.
Baby is positioned with the face up toward the mother's abdomen.
Head located near the top of the uterus and butt facing the birth canal with both legs pointing straight up in front of the body.
Positioned horizontally across the uterus, rather than vertically.
Caused by high blood pressure and high protein in urine
A pregnancy that occurs outside the womb.
The sudden loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy.
Babies born before 37 weeks
Pregnancy losses after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Placenta grows in the bottom part of the uterus and covers the cervix.
Braxton Hicks Contractions
Sporadic uterine contractions that may start as early six weeks.
The waxy or cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human babies.
DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN CARE OF A PREGNANT WOMEN AND THE DEVELOPING FETUS
DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN CARE OF THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
A trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies.
A mature egg cell
The cell produced when a sperm fertilizes an egg
Contains genetic material that forms the baby.
A developing baby through the second month of growth after conception.
A developing baby from the ninth week after conception until birth.
Test using sound waves to depict an image of the developing fetus. Usually performed at 10 weeks and on.
Twins that develop from a single ovum fertilized by a single sperm that divides after fertilization to form two zygotes
Twins that develop from two separate ova that are fertilized by two different sperm.
diabetes that develops during pregnancy
fetal alcohol syndrome
A group of birth defects caused by the effects of alcohol on an unborn child
Raises the risk of miscarriage or premature labor. Greatest danger is hindered fetal growth.
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