Obstetrical Terms

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Consultation between a couple and a specialist about genetic defects and the possibility of genetic problems in a pregnancy.
Herpes simplex infection involving the genital area. It can be significant during pregnancy because of the danger to a newborn fetus infected with herpes simplex.
Defects or problems involving genital organs and the bladder or kidneys.
Dating a pregnancy from the first day of the last menstrual period; 2 weeks longer than fertilization age.
Occurrence or worsening of diabetes during pregnancy (gestation).
Abnormal pregnancy with cystic growth of the placenta. Characterized by bleeding during early and middle pregnancy.
Blood test done to evaluate the body's response to sugar.
Glucose in the urine.
Contagious venereal infection, transmitted primarily by intercourse. Caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea.
Serious infection occurring in the mother's vagina and throat.
Prominent, rounded elevation found on the surface of the brain tissue.