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The development of a baby during the period before birth.
A female cell or egg.
Womb; the organ in a woman's body in which a baby develops during pregnancy.
How long does it take an egg to reach the uterus?
2 to 3 days.
The union of an ovum and a sperm, resulting in the beginning of pregnancy.
Period of the Zygote
- 1. Lasts two weeks
- 2. Egg attaches itself to the thickened lining of the uterus and begins to grow.
- 3. No menstral flow.
- 4. Cell division takes place.
- 5. Size of pinhead.
The devloping cluster of cells in the uterus druing about the third through eighth week of pregnancy.
The tissue that connects the sacs around the unborn baby to the mother's uterus.
A long tube that connects the placenta to the unborn baby.
A special fluid that surrounds and protects the developing baby during pregnancy.
Period of the Embryo
- 1. Develops all the major organs of the body.
- 2. Firmly attached to the lining of the uterus.
- 3. The placenta develops.
- 4. The umbilical cord develops.
- 5. Nourishment and oxygen from the mother's bloodstream is carried from the placenta to the devloping baby through the unbilical cord.
- 6. Waste products are taken from the baby.
The unborn baby from about the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy until birth.
Period of the Fetus
- 1. The embryo has developed the beginnings of all organs and body parts.
- 2. Facial features are formed.
- 3. Quickening occurs.
- 4. Amniotic fluid decreases.
- 5. Fetus gains weight rapidly.
- 6. Fat deposits are added under the baby's skin.
- 7. The fetus stores nutrients and builds immunity to diseases and infections.
- 8. Suck its thumb, cough, sneeze, yawn, kick, and hiccup.
- 9. Lightening occurs.
Early Signs of Pregnancy
- 1. Missed period
- 2. Mild ache or feeling of fullness
- 3. Fatigue, drowsiness, faint
- 4. Urinate more frequently
- 5. Tender breasts
- 6. Nausea
A test to determine whether or not a woman is going to have a baby.
A doctor who specializes in pregnancy and birth.
- 1. Blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and inital weight.
- 2. Pelvic measurements
- 3. Urine test of kidneys
- 4. Blood test
- 5. History of past illnesses
A condition caused by lack of iron, which results in poor appetite, tiredness, and weakness.
Discomforts of Pregnancy
- 1. Nausea
- 2. Sleepiness
- 3. Heartburn
- 4. Shortness of breath
- 5. Varicose, swollen veins
- 6. Muscle cramps
- 7. Lower back pain
- 1. Vaginal Bleeding
- 2. Unusual weight gain
- 3. Excessive thirst
- 4. Reduced or painful urination
- 5. Severe abdominal pain
- 6. Persistent headaches
- 7. Severe vomiting
- 8. Fever
- 9. Swelling of face, hands, or ankles
- 10. Blurred vision or dizziness
- 11. Prolonged backache
- 12. Increased vaginal mucus