post term pregnancy - Pregnancy that goes beyond 42 weeks gestation.
precipitate delivery - Refers to delivery which results after an unusually rapid labor
(less than 3 hours) and culminates in the rapid, spontaneous expulsion of an infant.
prenatal - Before birth; also referred to as antepartal.
preterm labor - Labor that occurs prior to 38 weeks gestation.
primigravida - A woman pregnant for the first time
primipara - A woman who has delivered one child after the age of viability.
puerperal infection - Any infection of the reproductive tract during the first six weeks
term pregnancy - A gestation of 38 to 42 weeks.
thrompophlebitis - Inflammation or infection of pooled and clotted blood in a vein.
varicose veins - Permanently distended veins.
varicosities - Refers to dilated, tortuous veins which result from incompetent values
within those veins
viability - The capability of a fetus to survive outside the uterus at the earliest
gestation age, approximately 22 to 23 weeks gestation.
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