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Abortion

The termination of a pregnancy through the expulsion of the fetus from the uterus.

Abortion, spontaneous

Miscarriage that has not been induced artificially.

Afterbirth

The placenta and other tissues associated with fetal development that are expelled after the birth of an infant.

Amniocentesis

A prenatal test in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is removed for analysis.

Amnion

A thin membrane that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy. The amnion is the inner of the two fetal membranes.

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Amniotic fluid

The fluid that surrounds a developing fetus. It cushions and protects the baby.

Amniotic Sac

The bag in which the fetus and amniotic fluid are contained during pregnancy.

Not the placenta

Apgar Scoring System

A method of evaluation a baby's health immediately after birth.

Apnea

A temporary involuntary cessation of breathing.

Billirubin

Pigment in the blood, urine and bile that results from the normal breakdown of hemoglobin in the red blood cells.

Breech Presentation

Fetal position in which the feet or buttocks of the baby are closest to the mother's cervix when labor begins.