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    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




    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




    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




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

    Check out the 1st part of our Pregnancy Glossary

    The Mother of All Parenting Books by Ann DouglasWhat to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, andSandee HathawayWebsites: americanpregnancy.org ; happyhealthypregnancy.com ; pregnancy-info.net ; pregnancy.about.com ; birth.com 

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