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Pregnancy is the fertilization and development of offspring in a women's uterus.

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The artery responsible for bringing blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Lying faceup during pregnancy can compress the aorta.

apgar score

Parenting; Pregnancy

A newborn baby's first test. Given one minute after a baby is born, then again five minutes later, the Apgar assesses the newborn's appearance (skin color), pulse, grimace (reflex), activity (muscle ...


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A condition in which breathing stops briefly during sleep, temporarily reducing the amount of oxygen that is taken in.


Parenting; Pregnancy

The dark area on the breast surrounding the nipple. During pregnancy, the areola can spread and darken. While breastfeeding, the baby compresses the areola to extract breast milk.


Parenting; Pregnancy

Scented oils that are used to heal body, mind, and spirit. Most experts advise caution when using aromatherapy during pregnancy, since some aromas in a concentrated form can be hazardous.

artificial insemination

Parenting; Pregnancy

A process used to help a woman trying to conceive when natural methods fail. Sperm is inserted into the woman's uterus using a catheter.

artificial rupture of the membranes

Parenting; Pregnancy

The bursting of the sac holding the amniotic fluid using an instrument resembling a crochet hook with a pointy tip. Practitioners often rupture the membranes to speed up a labor that has slowed.

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