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Pregnancy

Your Pregnancy Glossary (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 (T-Z) of our Pregnancy Glossary.

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T

Threatened abortion: Bleeding during the first trimester without cramping or contractions; does not result in termination of pregnancy

Tocolysis: Medical procedure that inhibits contractions during premature labor

Transition: Phase of labor just before pushing, at about 6 cm dilation; contractions are more intense and are less predictable in duration and frequency

U

Umbilical cord: Cord connecting the placenta to the fetus, through which nutrients and oxygen from the mother are passed and waste products from the baby are expelled

Uterus (womb): Sack like organ where an embryo/fetus grows

V

Vacuum extraction: Medical procedure where a suction cup attached to a vacuum pump is placed on a baby’s head to aid in vaginal delivery

Varicose veins: Enlarged blood vessels; commonly develop during last trimester

Z

Zygote: Cell that results from the union of a sperm and egg at fertilization

Check out the 1st part of our Pregnancy Glossary

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