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Conception

Time when sperm and egg meet and a baby starts to form

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Fertilized

Made to start developing into new life

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Embryo

Developing baby

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Implants

Fixed itself

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Womb / uterus

Organ inside the mother where the fertilized egg develops into a baby; uterus is a more medical word than womb

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Conceive

Become pregnant

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Fertility drugs

Drugs that help a woman to become pregnant

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IVF

In Vitro Fertilization: process that fertilizes a woman's egg in laboratory

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Foetus

What the embryo developing in the uterus is known as from eight weeks onward

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Placenta

Organ connecting the developing baby to the mother and giving it food

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Go into labour

Go into the last stage of pregnancy where the womb starts the process of pushing the baby out of the body

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Be induced

Be helped medically to start the process of labour

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Give birth

Have her baby

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Midwife

Nurse who specialized in helping women when they are giving birth

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Deliver

Help the mother to give birth

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Caesarean section

Operation in which the mother's abdomen and womb are cut open to allow the baby to be removed

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Ripe old age

Living well into old age;

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Late

Now dead

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Pensioner

Elderly person, receiving an old pension from the state

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Sheltered accommodation

Special housing, usually for old people, where care staff also live

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Doddery

Weak and unable to walk well, usually because of old age

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Gaga

Unable to think clearly because of old age

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Have all her wits about her

Is still able to think and react quickly

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Coffin

Box where the dead person is put

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Wake

Gathering of family and friends after a funeral

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Will

Legal document saying what is to happen to your possessions after your death

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Ashes

Remains of a body after cremation

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Mourning

Expressing sadness after someone's death

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Cremation

Service at a place called a crematorium where a dead body is burnt

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Scattered

Spread around

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Condolence

Sympathy and sadness for the family or close friends of a person who has recently died, or an expression of this, especially in written form

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Pass away / pass on / pass over

Euphemism for "to die"

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Be at death's door / be on your last legs

Colloquial expressions for being close to death

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Fatalities

Dead people

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Perished

Died

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Slaughtered

Violently killed

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The deceased

The dead person

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To bequeath

To leave something in a will

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To inherit

To receive something from someone who has died

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To die intestate

To die without having made a will