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Fallopian Tubes
Tubes attached to the uterus in which fertilization occurs.
Ovum
A female cell or egg, released by the ovaries.
Vagina
The birth canal.
Zygote Period
The first stage of the development of the baby, which lasts for 2 weeks. The zygote attaches the the thickened lining of the uterus and is the size of a pinhead at the end.
Ovary
Female organ that produces egg cells and estrogen.
Cervix
Opening to the uterus and a common site of cancer.
Testes
Male organs that produce sperm and testosterone.
Vas Deferens
Tube that carries sperm FROM the testes.
Penis
Male organ of intercourse
Zygote
fertilized egg
Uterus
Organ that houses the fetus during pregnancy.
Uretha
Tube that carries semen and urine in males and urine in females.
Fraternal Twins
When two eggs cells are fertilized by two sperm cells.
Signs that Labor is approaching
1. Lightening
2. Nesting
3. Bloody Show
4. Warm fluid from vagina (water breaking)
5. First contraction
Stage 3 of labor
Placenta
Sperm
Male cell
Prenatal development
The development of the baby during the period before birth.
Stage one of labor
1. Cervix dilates 4 inches (Uterus opens)
2. Contractions go from mild to strong
Stage 2 of labor
1. Baby's head slips into birth canal
2. Contractions push baby down and out of vagina.
Embryo
the developing cluster of cells in the uterus during about the third through 8th weeks of pregnancy
Conception
The union of an ovum and a sperm, resulting in the beginning of pregnancy.
Amniotic fluid
a special fluid that surrounds and protects the developing baby during pregnancy.
Placenta
The tissue that connects the sacs around the unborn baby to the mother's uterus
Umbilical cord
A long tube that conncets the placenta to the unborn baby. Provides nourishment and oxygen to baby.
Embryo Period
3rd-8th week. The embryo become firmly attached to the inner lining of the uterus and the placenta and umbilical cord have developed.
Nesting
The urge to clean and prepare.
Period of the Fetus
Begins the 8th or ninth weeks, ends at birth. Beginnings of all organs and major body parts, kicking by 4th or 5th week, at 7th month gains weight rapidly and stores nutrients and immunity. Baby shifts downward.
Lightening
The baby shifts downward into pelvis and slips.