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  Bag of waters



Bag of waters

    Sac filled with amniotic fluid in which the fetus grows, which may rupture naturally as labor begins or be punctured to speed up labor.

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Fetus
The stage of human development from 10 weeks' gestation until birth.

Rupture
A break or tear in any organ or soft tissue.

Labor
The process of childbirth, in which the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles open the cervix and allow a baby to be born.



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Blastocoel
The fluid-filled cavity within the blastula.

Blastocyst cavity
The fluid-filled cavity within the blastocyst, sometimes referred to as the blastocoel.

Blastomere
A cell from a morula-stage embryo.

Blastula
Term (often used in lower vertebrates) to describe an early stage in the development of an embryo consisting of a hollow sphere of cells enclosing a fluid-filled cavity called the blastocoel. The term blastula sometimes is used interchangeably with blastocyst.

Baby blues
Mild depression that may last a couple of weeks following childbirth, usually the result of dramatic hormonal swings and the letdown after the excitement of labor and birth. See postpartum depression.

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Birth canal
The passageway - made up of the cervix, vagina, and vulva - the baby travels through during birth.

Birthing room
A place designed and equipped for women giving birth. Some are in hospitals, others are totally separate facilities.

Bloody show
The discharge - often mucus tinged with blood - that appears as labor approaches. Sometimes refers to light bleeding, other times is used to mean the mucus plug that dislodges when the cervix begins to efface and/or dilate.

Breast pump
A device to extract milk from a mother's breasts so she can feed her infant later with a bottle. Pumps range from inexpensive manual models to powerful industrial-strength machines that can pump both breasts at the same time within a few minutes.

Breech position
When the baby's bottom or feet - rather than the head - face the mother's cervix as labor nears. Three to four percent of full-term babies are positioned this way.

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