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WORDS USED BY YOUR MIDWIFE - Explained

 

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Abruption
Accelerated labour
Active birth
Active management of labour
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)ask a midwife - the book
Alveoli
Amniotic fluid
Amniotomy
Anaemia
Anaesthetic
Anaesthetic, general
Anaesthetic, local
Analgesics
Antenatal
Anterior position
Antibiotics
Antibodies
Anti-D
Antihistamines
Apgar scale
Areola
ARM

Bile pigment
Bilirubin
Birth canal
Blastocyst
Braxton Hicks contractions
Breast pump
Breech presentation

Caesarean section
Candida
Cardiotocograph (CTG)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Catheter
Cephalic presentation (Vertex presentation)
Cephalopelvic disproportion
Cervical dilation
Cervical incompetence
Cervix
Chloasma
Chorion
Chorionic gonadotrophin
Chorionic villus sampling
Chromosomes
Cleft palate
Club foot
Colostrums
Conception
Congenital Abnormality
Contractions
Cordocentesis
Corpus lutuem
Crowing
CVS

D and C
Dehydration
Depression, respiratory
Diabetes
Diamorphine
Dilation
Distress
Dizygotic
Domino scheme
Doppler
Doula
Down’s Syndrome
Drip

Eclampsia
Ectopic (Tubal pregnancy)
EDD
Electrode
Electronic fetal monitoring
Embryo
Endometrium
Engaged (Eng/E)
Engorgement
Entonox
Epidural (Lumbar epidural block)
Episiotomy
External version (External cephalic version, or ECV)

Fallopian tube
False labour
Fertilization
Fetal distress
Fetus
FH
Fibroid
Forceps

Hormone
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG)
Hyperemesis gravidarum
Hypertension (High blood pressure)
Hypnosis
Hypotension

Identical twins
Implantation
Induction
Insulin
Internal monitoring
Intravenous drip
Intravenous injection
Invasive techniques
In vitro fertilization (IVF)

Jaundice, neonatal

Lanugo
Lateral position
Let-down reflex
Lie
Linea nigra
Lochia
Longitudinal lie
Low-birthweight baby

Meconium
Miscarriage
Monitoring
Monozygotic
Morula
Moulding
Mucus
Multipigravida
Multiple pregnancy
Mutation

Neural tube defects
Nicotine
Nucleus

Occipital anterior
Occipital posterior
Oedema
Oestriol
Oestrogen
Opiods (Narcotics)
Ovary
Ovulation
Oxytocin

Palpation
Pelvic floor
Pelvis
Perinatal
Perineum
Pethidine
Phototherapy
Pituitary gland
Placenta
Placental insufficiency
Placenta praevia
Posterior
Postnatal
Postpartum
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Pre-eclampsia (Pre-eclamptic toxaemia Or PET)
Premature
Presentation
Presenting part
Preterm
Primigravida
Progesterone
Progestogen
Prolactin
Prostaglandins
Proteinuria
PTSD

Quickening

Respiratory depression
Rhesus factor
Rooting
Rubella (German measles)

Scan (Screen)
Show
Small-for-dates
Sperm (Spermatozoon)
Spina bifida
Spinal anaesthesia
Steroids
Stillbirth
Streptomycin
Stretch marks
Supplementary feeding
Surfactant
Suture
Syntocinon

TENS machine
Term
Tetracycline
Thrombosis
Thrush
Toxoplasmosis, congenital
Transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation
Transducer
Transition
Trial of labour
Twins

Ultrasound
Umbilical cord
Uterus (Womb)

Vacuum extractor
Vagina
VE
Vernix
Vertex presentation (VX)
Vulva

Water birth

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