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What is prenatal development?
The period in development from conception to the onset of labor.
When is the perinatal period?
This period begins about the seventh month of pregnancy and continuing unitl about 4 weeks after birth.
When is postnatal development?
Period in development following birth.
What is the germinal period?
The period lasting about 10-14 days following conception before the fertilized egg becomes implanted in the uterine wall. Also called period of the zygote.
What is the embryonic period?
Period of prenatal development during which major biological organs and systems form. Begins about the 10th to 14th day after conception and ends about the 8th week after conception.
What is the fetal period?
The period of prenatal development from about the 8th week after conception to birth, marked by rapid growth and preparation of body systems for functioning in the postnatal environment.
What is ectopic pregnancy?
The implantation of the fertilized ovum in a location outside of the uterus.
What is viability?
The ability of the baby to survive outside of the mother's womb.
What is the gestational stage?
Age of fetus derived from the onset of mother's last menstrual period.
What is the placenta?
It is the support organ formed by the cells from both blastocyst and uterine lining; serves as exchange site for oxygen, nutrients, and waste products.