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Providing you with the information you need is necessary when it comes to your pregnancy. Here is a list of some of the more common terms that you will want to familiarize yourself with.
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Active Labor: Contractions are at three to five minutes apart. The cervix dilates four to eight centimeters. The cervix will continue to dilate about one centimeter per hour.
Amniotic Fluid: The liquid that surrounds the fetus in the womb. It is mostly water and is a protective element for the baby.
Anemia: A condition of low iron or iron deficiency that happens to many women during pregnancy.
Braxton-Hicks Contractions: These contractions happen at various times during pregnancy. They are the body's way of preparing. They do not dilate the cervix as real contractions would do. Most times, they are not painful either.
Cervix: This is the entrance to the uterus.
Cesarean: When the baby is delivered through surgical means. An incision is made in the lower abdomen and the uterus.
Contraction: A tightening of the uterus that will help to dilate the cervix. The contractions will then help to push the baby down through the birth canal to be born.
Dilation: This is a measurement of how far the cervix has opened during birth.
Early Labor: Contractions that come fairly regularly, lasts about two hours and the cervix is up to three or four centimeters.
Embryo: From the time of conception until the baby is eight weeks old, it is called an embryo.
Episiotomy: An incision is made in the muscle that lies between the vagina and the rectum to open it wide enough for delivery.
Fetus: The baby from eight weeks after conception until born.
Labor: The time period once contractions begin. The labor will result in dilation of the cervix and then the birth of the child.
Placenta: The tissue that connects the mother and the fetus. It provides nourishment from the mother to the baby and removes wastes.
Term: 40 weeks of pregnancy is full term.
Trimester: There are three trimesters that divide the nine months of pregnancy. They are three months long each.
Uterus: The womb or area in which the baby will develop within the woman. It also is the strongest muscle in the human body.