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the termination of pregnancy from any cause before 20 weeks gestation
abortion
a partial or full detachment of a normally implanted placenta at more hthan 20 weeks gestation
abruptio placentae
the evaluation of a newborn's physical condition, usually performed at 1 minute and 5 minute after birth, including heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color
Apgar score
the phase at the end of labor in which the fetal head is seen at the opening of the vagina
Crowning
a grave form of pregnancy-induced hypertension, characterized by convulsions, coma, proteinuria, and edema
eclampsia
a pregnancy that occurs when a fertilized ovum implants anywhere other than the uterus
ectopic pregnancy
the period from fertilization of the ovum until birth
gestation
the number of all current and past pregnancies
gravida
the number of past pregnancies that have remained viable to delivery
para
the process by which an infant is born
parturition
a highly vascular fetal-maternal organ through which the fetus absorbs oxygen, nutrients, and other substances and excretes carbon dioxide and other wastes
placenta
placental implantation in the lower uterine segment partially or completely covering the cervical opening
placenta previa
an abnormal disease of pregnancy characterized by the onset of acute hypertension after the twentyfourth week of gestation
preeclampsia
a spontaneous or traumatic rupture of the uterine wall
uterine rupture
a condition in which the newborns head is too large or the mothers birth canal is too small to allow normal labor or birth
cephalopelvic disproportion
a rapid spontaneous delivery with less than 3 hours from onset of labor to birth
precipitous delivery
a condition where the uterus turns inside out
Uterine inversion
the most common causes of maternal death
pulmonary embolism
a infant born before 37 weeks gestation
premature infant
rupture of the anmiotic sac before the onset of labor
premature rupture
when amniotic fluid enters the materrnal circulation during labor or delivery or immediately after delivery
an anmiotic fluid embolism