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IVF
in vitro fertilization
Obstetrics
branch of surgery dealing with pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium
Puerperium
the period between delivery and the reproductive system begin to work normally again (about six weeks)
Amnion
thin but tough membrane that surrounds the chorion (developing fetus)
amni/o
amnion or amniotic fluid
chori/o
outermost layer of the membranes surrounding the embryo
fet/o
fet/i
fetus - eight weeks of pregancy
gravid/o
cyes/o
cyes/i
pregnancy
Primigravida
pregnant woman, first time
Parturition
child birth
antepartum
before childbirth
intrapartum
during labor and childbirth
postpartum
after childbirth
primipara
woman who has given birth to one child
Lochia
vaginal discharge
Premature
before 37 weeks of gestation
How to calculate due dates...
counting 280 days from the first day of her last menstrual period
Meconium
the first postnatal stool of an infant
Colostrum
during pregnancy and during the first days after birth, before lactation begins, the breast secretes thin, milky fluid
Lactorrhea
spontaneous milk discharge not associated with childbirth or nursing
-rrhexis
rupture
Amniocentesis
surgical puncture to aspirate amniotic fluid to assess fetal health
Oligohydramnios
condition of scanty amount of amniotic fluid
Salpingocyesis
ectopic pregnancy occurring in the fallopian tube
Placenta previa
the placenta develops in the lower portion of the uterus, entirely or partially covering the opening of the uterus
Abruptio placentae
the placenta prematurely separates from the uterine wall
Preeclampsia
pregnancy enduced high blood pressure. If seizures or coma occur, its known as eclapmsia
Choriocarcinoma
malignant neoplasm of the uterus
Dystocia
any difficult labor
Breech presentation
feet or butt first
Transverse presentation
shoulder first birth
Congenital
deformities born with
Hydrocephalus
abnormal accumulation of CSF, causing a large head but small face, and may result in the treatment of a shunt
terat/o
monster
-fistula
abnormal passage way
-atresia
absence of a part
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
Hyaline Membrane Disease
lack of surfactant in premature babies
Erythroblastosis Fetalis
Rh factor causes a blood incompatibility and destruction of fetal RBC's
Chorionic Villus Sampling
aspiration of placenta tissue to determine some genetic abnormalities