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number of viable births

hyperemesis gravidrum

vomiting during pregnancy

placenta

afterbirth

vulva

external genitalia

primigravida

initial pregnancy

menopause

cessation of menstrurtion

cervix

neck of uterus

menarche

onset of menstruation

uterus

womb; muscular organ

ovaries

discharge eggs; produce hormones

breech

type of birth where buttocks is first

gravida

number of preganacies

metroptosis

uterine prolapse

endometriosis

uterune tissue found in other sites

paraturition

birth process

fimbria

finger like projections of the fallopian tubes

vagina

muscular tube from uterus to outside

menorrhagia

excessive uterine bleeding

amenorrhea

lack of mentrual flow

perineum

area from vulva to the anus

BSO

bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

D&C

dilation and curettage

Gyn; gyne

gynecology

HPV

human papillomavirus

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

HSG

hysterosalpingogram

IUD

intrauterine device

LMP

last menstrual period

Pap smear

papanicolaou smear

PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

TAH

total abnormal hysterectomy

STD

sexually transmitted disease

VD

venereal disease

AB

abortion

CPD

cephalopelvic disproportion

CS; C-section; C-S

cesarean section

CVS

chorionic villus sampling

DOB

date of birth

EDC

expected date of confinement

FHS

fetal heart sound

G

gravida

HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

NB

newborn

Ob; OB

obsterics

P

para

UC

uterine contractions