abortion - Termination of pregnancy before the fetus is viable and capable of
amniocentesis - The withdrawal of amniotic fluid by insertion of a needle through
The abdominal and the uterine wall.
amniotic fluid embolism - Accidental infusion of amniotic fluid into the mother's
bloodstream under pressure from the contracting uterus.
- A method
of evaluating the condition
of a newborn.
bilirubin -- Yellow or orange pigment that is a breakdown product of hemoglobin.
caput succedaneum - An abnormal collection of fluid under the scalp or on top of the
skull that may or may not cross the suture lines.
cardinal movements - Movements made by the fetus during the first and second
stage of labor.
cephalhematoma - A collection of blood between a cranial bone and its overlying
dilation and curettage (D&C) - Dilation of the cervix and curettage of the uterus.
dystocia of labor - Labor that is difficult which is due to mechanical and functional