Common terms U-Z

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Common terms U-Z

Posted by The MAB Team on 6/30/2011 to Pregnancy
Ultrasound - Method of imaging used to see body parts and the developing fetus

Umbilical cord – The cord attached from the placenta to the fetus. The fetus receives nutrients and oxygen through the umbilical cord

Uterus – The Uterus is an organ that carries and protects the fetus during pregnancy

Vaginal Birth – The delivery of an infant through the vagina

Varicose Veins - Painful veins that have filled with an abnormal amount of blood

Vernix – White substance that covers an infant’s skin at birth

Vertex – Head down position of the baby

Warmer – A table with radiant heaters that keep the baby warm

Wharton’s Jelly – Substance that surrounds and protects blood vessels of the umbilical cord

Womb – Also known as the uterus. A reproductive organ in women

Yolk Sac – Sac attached to the embryo, it is the developmental circulatory system

Zygote – This cell is result of a sperm and egg after fertilization.

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