identical twins - Twins developed from a single fertilized ovum; they are of the same
in utero - Within the uterus.
- Two relatively sharp bony projections protruding into the pelvic outlet
from the ischial bones that form the lower lateal border of the pelvis. It is used in
determining the progress of the fetus down the birth canal.
ischial tuberosities - The major bony sitting support; important in measuring a
transverse diameter of the pelvis.
isthmus - The portion of the uterus that joins the corpus to the cervix.
lactation - The production of milk by the mammary glands.
lochia flow - Vaginal discharge during the puerperium consisting of blood, tissue,
mastitis - Inflammation of the breast tissue.
molding - Shaping of the baby's head as it travels through the birth canal.
morning sickness - Refers to nausea and vomiting usually in the morning during the
first weeks of pregnancy.
multi-fetal pregnancy - Pregnancy involving two or more fetuses.
multigravida - A woman who has been pregnant more than once.
multipara - A woman who has delivered two or more fetuses past the age of viability.
myelomeningocele - A hernial protrusion of the cord and its meninges through a
defect in the vertebral canal.