Pregnancy Definitions

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Puberty
When a boy/girl matures sexually into a man/woman
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Menstruation
Regular flow of blood from the vagina as the lining of the uterus breaks down
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Ovum
Medical term for woman's egg
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Hormone
Chemical released into blood stream
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Conception
When a man's sperm has fertalised a woman's egg
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Uterus (womb)
Strong muscle that expands during pregnancy to contain growing baby
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Placenta
Develops alongside baby during preganancy providing hormones, nutrients and dealing with waste
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Implantation
When fertalised cells attach to the uterus wall
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Embryo
Baby from implantation until 8 weeks of pregnancy
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Amniotic sac
Bag cocooning baby during pregnancy
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Amniotic fluid
Liquid in the amniotic sac
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Umbilical cord
Baby's lifeline during pregnancy passing nutrients & blood from mother and taking away waste
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Cervix
Neck of the uterus
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Foetus
Baby from 8 weeks of pregnancy
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Contraceptive
Prevents pregnancy
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Safe-sex
Preventing pregnancy & sexually transmitted disease
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Salmonella
Bacteria causing food poisoning
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Listeria
Bacteria that can cause miscarriages
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Toxoplasmosis
Infection found in animal poo and soil
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Infertility
Being unable to conceive a child
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Fertality treatment
Ways of overcoming infertality
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Surrogate Mother
Woman who bears a baby for another woman
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Dominant Genes
Genes the result of which you can see
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Recessive Genes
Genes that may be passed on but not necessarily seen
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Genetic Counsellor
Someone who explains genetic risks to couples
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Informed decision
Knowing possible outcomes of decisions you will make
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Antenatal
Care given to mum & baby before birth
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EDD
Estimated date of delivery
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Ectopic pregnancy
Implantation occurs in fallopian tubes
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Miscarriage
Sudden loss of unborn baby
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Threatened abortion
Signs of a potential miscarriage but all is ok
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Inevitable abortion
Foetus is pushed from the uterus by the woman's body
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Missed abortion
Foetus is dead in uterus and needs to be surgically removed
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General Practitioner
Family doctor
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Obstetrician
Doctor specialising in care of pregany women
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Gynaecologist
Doctor specialising in fertility & reproduction
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Paediatrician
Doctor specialising in babies & children
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Screening test
Test to check for potential problems
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Diagnostic test
Test to identify problem
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Birth Plan
Plan of how mother wishes labour to progress
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Menstruation

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Regular flow of blood from the vagina as the lining of the uterus breaks down

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Ovum

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Hormone

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Conception

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