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Abruptio Placentae
Partial or total premature separation of a normally implanted placenta.
Cerclage
A cervical procedure used to keep the cervix closed during pregnancy.
Chorioamnionitis
An inflammation of the amniotic membranes stimulated by organisms in the amniotic fluid, which then becomes infilitrated with polymorphonnuclear leukocytes.
Coomb's test
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Ectopic pregnancy
Implantation of the fertilized ovum outside the uterine cavity; common sites are the abdomen, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
Erythroblastosis Fetalis
Hemolytic disease of the newborn characterized by anemia, jaundice, enlargement of the liver and spleen, and generalized edema. Caused by isoimmunication due to Rh incompatibility or ABO incompatibility.
Gestational diabetes
A form of diabetes of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy.
Gestational trophoblastic disease (hydatiform mole)
An aggressive, malignant, often metastatic (spreading) cancer in the uterus that begins following a pregnancy, a miscarriage, or an abortion.
Hydrops fetalis
See Erythoblastosis Fetalis
Kernicterus
An encephalopathy caused by deposition of unconjugated bilirubin in brain cells; may result in impaired brain function or death.
Macrosomia
A condition seen in newborns of large body size & high birth weight (more than 4000 to 4500 g, (8 lb, 13 oz to 9 lb, 14 oz), such as those born of prediabetic and diabetic mothers.
Placenta Previa
Abnormal implantation of the placenta in the lower uterine segment. Classification of type is based on proximity to the cervical os: total, partial, marginal