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gonads
ovaries and testes
gamete
reproductive cell
ovum
female gamete
spermatozoon
male gamete
ovulation
the release of the ovum from the ovary
fertilization
union of a sperm nucleus with an oven nucleus
conception
synonym for fertilization
implantation
the process during which the fertilized ovum attaches to the endometrium
zygote
the initial product of fertilization
morula
the fertilized ovum 3 days after fertilization
blastocyst
the fertilized ovum 5 days after fertilization
embryo
name of the offspring after 3 weeks of development
fetus
name of the offspring after 8 weeks of development
amnion
the inner of the two extraembryonic membranes
chorion
the outer of the two extraembryonic membranes
amniotic fluid
the fluid within the amnion that surrounds the embryo
placenta
highly vascular structure that forms the attachment between the fetus and the mother
afterbirth
the placenta, amnion, and chorion that are shed following birth
pregnancy
process of growth and development of a new born
parturition
the birth of a baby
gestation
synonym for pregnancy
quickening
first recognizable movements of the fetus about 18 to 20 weeks into pregnancy
gravida
a pregnant female
para
a female who has produced viable offspring
amniorrhexis
rupture of the amnion, "water breaks"
labor
the process by the child is expelled from the uterus
dilatation
the condition of being dilated
effacement
shortening and thinning of cervix during labor
three stages of labor
cervical dilatation, expulsion, placental
postpartum
after parturition (birth)
neonate
newborn child, first 28 days after birth