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Nursing Term-Week 14

Abortion The termination of pregnancy before the stage of viability
Amenorrhea Absence or suppression of menstruation
Amniotic Fluid The liquid or albuminous fluid contained in the amniotic sac
Antepartal Refers to the pregnancy before the onset of labor
Areola A circular area of pigmentation around the nipple of the breast
Ballottement A palpatory technique used in detecting or examining a floating object in the body (fetus or organ)
Chloasma Tan or brown pigmentation on the face commonly associated with pregnancy "the mask of pregnancy"
Colostrum Secretion from the breast before the onset of true lactation
Couvade Syndrome Somatic symptoms experienced by the father during pregnancy stimulating those of the pregnant mother
Decidua The endometrium of the uterus during pregnancy
EDD Expected date of delivery
Fetal The child in utero from the third month (9th week) to birth (prior is an embryo)
Fundus The portion of the organ most removed from its opening
Gravida A pregnant woman
Lactation The process of synthesis and secretion of milk from the breasts
Lightening Descent of the fetal presenting part into the pelvis preparatory to delivery
Linea Nigra Black line or discoloration of the abdomen from umbilicus to symphysis pubis in later part
Lunar Month Four weeks (28 days)
Menarche Initiation of the menstrual cycle
Mucous Plug The mass of mucous which occludes the cervix of the uterus during pregnancy and is discharged at beginning of labor
Naegle's Rule Method of calculating the estimated EDD or "due date:
Para Indicates the number of pregnancies carried to the point of viability
Pica A craving to eat substances that are not food
Quickening First movements of the fetus felt in utero
Sexuality Degree to which a person exhibits and experience maleness or femaleness physically, emotionally and mentally
Trimester One of the three (3 months) period in which pregnancy is divided
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