Here is the wordlist you need to know to understand what your healthcare provider is talking about when you are expecting.
Abruptio Placenta: Placental abruption is when the placenta separates early from the uterus, in other words separates before childbirth.
Additive: A meditation added to a solution container, such as the IV bag.
Afterbirth: The placenta and membranes
AIDS: Full form of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. A disease of the immune system that is characterized by a reduction in the numbers of T cells to 20% or less of normal thereby rendering the subject highly vulnerable to life-threatening conditions.
Amniocentesis: A test done on a small amount of amniotic fluid. It can be done early in pregnancy to test for birth defects.
Amniotic Fluid: The fluid inside the amniotic sac which surrounds the baby throughout the pregnancy. This fluid allows free movement of the baby inside the womb.
Amniotic Sac: A thin, soft, pliable sheet of tissue that surrounds the baby and contains amniotic fluid in which the baby floats.
Anemia: A condition in which the blood is low in red blood cells, hemoglobin or both.
Antiemetic: A drug prescribed to relieve nausea and vomiting.
Antiseptic: A chemical substance used to remove or slow the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria.
Apgar Score: The Apgar score is a simple system for checking a baby’s condition after birth. It is commonly reported at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. It is commonly reported as 1 and 5 minutes after birth. Scores range from 0 to 10.
Areola - The darker colored ring around the nipple.
Autoimmune System: A condition in which the body attacks itself by making substances that cause harm to the body’s tissues.