Obstetrical Terms

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Occurrence of three or more spontaneous miscarriages.
Discomfort or pain that occurs in the chest. Often occurs after eating.
Pigment in red blood cell that carries oxygen to body tissues.
Destruction of red blood cells.
Dilated blood vessels in the rectum or rectal canal.
Hormone produced in early pregnancy. Measured in a pregnancy test.
Hormone of pregnancy produced by the placenta. Found in the bloodstream.
Respiratory disease of the newborn.
Increased amniotic fluid.
Excessive accumulation of fluid around the brain of the baby. Sometimes called water on the brain.
Extremely high level of bilirubin in the blood.
Severe nausea, dehydration and vomiting during pregnancy. Occurs most frequently during the first trimester.
Increased blood sugar.
Pregnancy-induced-high blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy. Defined by an increase in the diastolic and/or systolic blood pressure.
Elevation of the thyroid hormone in the bloodstream.
Defective or incomplete development or formation of tissue.
Low blood pressure.
Low or inadequate levels of thyroid hormone in the bloodstream.