Vocabulary 12, 13, 14
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Vocabulary 12, 13, 14
Conception & Prenatal Development
graafian follicle cells remaining after ovulation. These cells produce estrogen and progesterone.
the developing baby from the beginning of the 3rd week through 8th week after conception.
lining of the uterus
prenatal age of the developing baby, calculated from the date of conception.
the develping baby from 9 weeks after conception until birth. In everyday practice this term is often used to describe a developing baby during pregnancy, regardless of age.
prenatal age of the developing baby (measured in weeks) calcuated from 1st day of the woman's last menstrual period. Also called,
, about 2 weeks longer than the fertilization age.
fetal structure that provides nourishment to and removes wastes from the developing baby and secretes hormones necessary for the pregnancy to continue.
a spontaneous or elective termination of pregnancy before the 20th week of gestation, based on the date of the LMP. Spontaneous abortion is frequently called
by the lay public.
absence of menstruation.
Braxton Hicks contractions
irregular, usally mild uterine contractions that occur throughout pregnancy and become stronger in the last trimester.
bluish purple discoloration of the cervix, vagina, and labia during pregnancy as a result of increased vascular congestion.
breast fluid secreted during pregnancy and the 1st week after birth.
softening of the cervix during pregnancy.
a woman who is or has been pregnant, regardless of the duration or outcome of the pregnancy.
excess of blood in a part of the body.
brownish pigmentation of the face during pregnancy, also called
or "mask of pregnancy."
a woman who has been pregnant more than once.
a woman who has delivered 2 or more pregnancies at 20 or more weeks of gestation.
a woman who has never completed a pregnancy beyond a spontaneous or elective abortion.
# of pregnancies that have progressed to 20 or more weeks at delivery, whether the fetus was born alive or was stillborn; refers to the # of pregnancies, not the # of fetuses.
physiologic anemia of pregnancy
decrease in hemoglobin and hematocrit values caused by dilution of erythrocytes by expanded plasma volume rather than by an actual decrease in erythrocytes or hemoglobin.
a brith that occurs 42 weeks of gestation.
a birth that occurs after the 20th week and befoe the start of the 38th week of gestation.
a woman who is pregnant for the first time.
a woman who has delivered one pregnancy of at least 20 weeks.
the first movements of the fetus in the uterus felt by the mother.
irregular pink to purple streaks on he abdomen, breasts, or thighs resulting from tears in the connective tissue.
a birth that occurs between the 38th and 42nd weeks of gestation.
a divsion of pregnancy; one of three equal parts of 13 weeks each.
simultaneous conflicting emotions, attitudes, ideas, or wishes.
development of strong ties of affecion as a result of interaction between an infant and a significant other (mother, father, sibling, caretaker).
a plan describing a couple's preferences for their birth experience.
development of a strong emotional tie of a parent to a newborn; also called claing or binding in.
a trained support person employed to provide labor or postpartum support.
inward concentration on oneself and one's body.
unde preoccupation with oneself.