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Introitus

Entrance to the vaginal cavity

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Perineum

The region located from the Introitus to the anus

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Abruptio placenta

Early (before the 20th week of pregnancy) separation of a normally positioned placenta

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Eclampsia

A pregnancy complication of toxemia or pregnancy induced hypertension with seizures (potentially fatal)

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Ectopic

Related to pregnancy outside of the uterus (often in the Fallopian tube)

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Forceps (a tool) or vacuum suction (a process)

Assistive delivery tool for (or process of) removal of the fetus from the vaginal canal

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Gestation

The pregnancy period from conception to birth

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Gravida

Pregnancy

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Multigravida or GRAV-2 (or more)

More than one pregnancy

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Nulligravida or GRAV-0

No pregnancy

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Primigravida or GRAV-1

One or first pregnancy

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Multipara

More than one live birth

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Nullipara

No live birth

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Primipara

One or first live birth

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Placenta previa

The placenta blocks the birth canal by relocating to the lower uterus

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Pre-eclampsia

A potentially fatal complication of pregnancy characterized by weight gain, edema, hypertension albuminuria, and/or headache (May lead to toxemia)

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Toxemia

Eclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension with seizures

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Amniocentesis

Abdominal needle aspiration of amniotic fluid for diagnostic evaluation of genetic issues

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Apgar

A 10 point numerical score given post-delivery assessing a newborns physical condition at 1 minute and 5 minutes for color, pulse, responsiveness, movement, and respirations

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Cervical conization

Relate to the process of removing triangular cone shaped cervical tissue for cellular examination

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Cesarean

A surgically assisted delivery via the abdomen and uterus

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Chorionic villus sampling or C.V.S.

Vaginal catheterization for withdrawal of chorionic cells from placental tissue (to rule out genetic defects)

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Colposcopy

Process or procedure of vaginal examination with an instrument

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Episiotomy

Process or procedure of making a perineal incision (to assist delivery and prevent an anal laceration)

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In vitro fertilization or I.V.F.

Fertilization that is assisted outside of the body

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Loop electrosurgical excision procedure or L.E.E.P.

An electrosurgical device used to simultaneously excise, biopsy, and treat abnormal cervical lesions (dysplasia or HPV)

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Embolization

Process of stopping or blocking blood flow (fibroids)

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CS

Cesarean

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OB/GYN

Obstetrics/gynecology

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VBAC

Vaginal birth after cesarean