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Abortion

Termination of pregnancy by the expulsion from the uterus of an embryo before fetal viability, usually before 20 weeks of gestation.

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Abrubtio placentea

Premature separation Of the placenta from uterine wall.

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Eclampsia

Severe complication and progression of preeclampsia characterized by convulsion and coma.

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Ectopic pregnancy

Pregnancy occurring outside the uterus, Commonly in the uterine tubes.

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Placenta previa

Abnormally low implantation of the placenta on the uterine wall.

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Preeclampsia

Abnormal condition encountered during pregnancy or shortly after delivery characterized by high blood pressure, edema, and proteinuria, but with no convulsions or coma.

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Cleft lip and palate

Congenital split of the lip and roof of the mouth.

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Down syndrome

Congenital condition Characterized by varying degrees of mental retardation and multiple defects.

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Erythroblastosis fetalis

Condition of newborn characterized by hemolysis of the erythrocytes. The condition is usually caused by incompatibility of the infants and mothers blood occurring when the mother's blood is Rh negative and the infants blond is Rh positive.

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Esophageal atresia

Congenital absence of part of the esophagus. Food cannot pass from the baby's mouth to the stomach.

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Fetal alcohol syndrome

A condition caused by excessive alcohol consumption by the mother during pregnancy. Very's birth defects may present including central nervous system dysfunction and malfunctions of the skull and face.

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Gastoschisis

Genital fissure of the Abdominal wall not at the umbilicus, Protrusion of intestine is usually present.

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Respiratory distress syndrome

A respiratory complication iin the newborn especially premature infants. In premature infants RDS is caused by normal immaturity of the respiratory system resulting in compromised respiration.

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Spins bifida

Congenital defect in the vertebral column caused by the failure of the vertebral arc too close.

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Breech presentation

Parturition In which the buttocks feet or knees emerge first.

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Cephalic presentation

Parturition In which any part of the head emerges first. And it is the most common presentation.

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Cesarean section

The Burford baby doing incision of the mothers of abdomen and uterus.

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Colostrum

Thin, milky Fluid secreted by the breast during pregnancy and during the first days after birth before I lactation begins.

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Congenital anomaly

Abnormality present at birth.

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In vitro fertilization

A method of fertilizing human ova outside the body and placing the zygote into the uterus; use when infertility is present.

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Lactation

The secretion of milk

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Lochia

Vaginal discharge after birth

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Meconium

First stool of the newborn.

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Midwife

The individual who practices midwifery.

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Midwifery

The practice of assisting in childbirth

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Obstetrician

Physician who specializes in obstetrics

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Obstetrics

Medical specialty feeling the pregnancy childbirth and puerperium.

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Parturition

Act of giving birth

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Premature infant

Infant born before completing 37 weeks of gestation.

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Puerperium

Period from delivery until the reproductive organs return to normal approximately 6 weeks.

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Quickening

The first feeling of movement of the fetus in utero by the pregnant woman. Usually occurs between 16 and 20 weeks of gestation.

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Stillborn

Born dead.