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Flashcards in Obstetrics Deck (27):
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antepartum

time interval prior to delivery

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postpartum

time interval after delivery of the fetus

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prenatal

time interval prior to birth, synonymous with antepartum

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natal

relating to birth or the date of birth

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primigravida

a woman who is pregnant for the first time

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primipara

woman who has given birth to her first child

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multigravida

woman who has been pregnant more than once

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nulligravida

woman who has not been pregnant

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grand multiparity

woman who has delivered at least 7 babies

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gestation

period of time for intrauterine fetal development

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gravidity

number of times a woman has been pregnant

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parity

number of pregnancies carried to full term

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effacement

shortening, or thinning of a tissue as in the the thinning of the cervix

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preferred position after 24th week

left lateral recumbent

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fundus

begins at day 15 and ends at approximately 8 weeks

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fundal height

distance from the pubic symphysis to the top of the uterine fundus /

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pre embryonic stage

the first 14 days following conception

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embryonic stage

begins at day 15 and ends at approximately 8 weeks

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fetal stage

8 weeks until delivery is known as the fetal stage

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ovulation to menstruation

always exactly 14 days

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blastocyst

a hollow ball of cells

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placenta

“organ of pregnancy” a temporary, blood-rich structure that serves as the lifeline for the developing fetus

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rupture of the membranes

the amniotic sac usually breaks during labor, and the amniotic fluid flows out of the vagina “My water has broken!!”

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ductus arteriosus

connects the pulmonary artery with the aorta; causes blood to bypass the un-inflated lungs

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ductus venosus

umbilical vein connects directly to the inferior vena cava by a specialized structure

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foramen ovale

hole in the fetus’s heart between the right and left atria; allows mixing of the oxygenated blood in the right atrium with that leaving the left ventricle bound for the aorta

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pelvic inflammatory disease

Infection of the female reproductive tract caused by bacteria, virus, fungus / organs involved are typically ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus