Obstetrical Terms

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Cloudiness of the eye lens present at birth.
Delivery of a baby through an abdominal incision rather than through the vagina.
Dark-blue or purple discoloration of the mucosa of the vagina and cervix during pregnancy.
Extensive brown patches of irregular shape and size on the face or other parts of the body.
Highly malignant cancer that grows in the uterus during pregnancy or at the site of an ectopic pregnancy.
Outermost fetal membrane found around the amnion.
Diagnostic test done early in pregnancy. A biopsy of tissue is taken from inside the uterus through the cervical opening to determine abnormalities of pregnancy.
Thin, yellow fluid, which is the first milk to come from the breast. Most often seen toward the end of pregnancy. It is different in content from milk produced later during nursing.
Problem present at birth.
Surgical procedure performed on premalignant and malignant conditions of the cervix. A large biopsy of the cervix is taken in the shape of a cone.
Twins connected at the body; they may share vital organs. Also called Siamese twins.
Bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete.
Response of fetus to uterine contractions to evaluate fetal well-being.
Area in the ovary where the egg is released at ovulation. A cyst may form in this area after ovulation. Called a corpus luteum cyst.
Measurement from the top of the baby's head to the buttocks of the baby.
Inflammation of the bladder.
Group of viruses from the herpesvirus family.