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Trying to Conceive Terms and Definitions

Trying to Conceive Terms and Definitions After the marriage almost all the couples wish that they become parents as soon as possible. But due to some factors the chances for the conception are reduced. Due to all the problems the females keep on trying to conceive.

Getting pregnant is a long and time taking process. The women have to pass through a number of processes after which she is declared pregnant. Here are few terms and their definitions which are used from the time you start trying to conceive.

Glossary for Trying to Conceive Terms and Definitions


  • Allergen:
    a foreign substance in the immunity system of the body that can cause allergic.
  • Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP):
    it is a protein that is produced by the fetus’ liver. During the pregnancy it is supplied in the mother’s blood.
  • Alpha-fetoprotein screening (AFP):
    it is test in which the FTP level is measured in the blood.
  • Amniocentesis:
    Amniocentesis is a test that is performed after the 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy. In this test different diseases and gender of the baby are detected.
  • Amniotic fluid:
    it is a yellowish clear liquid that surrounds the baby during the pregnancy.
  • Amniotic sac:
    it is also known as the bag of waters. It is a sac that is formed within the uterus and it encloses the fetus. This sac bursts during the time of the birthing process.
  • Anovulation:
    it is the absence of the ovulation.
  • APGAR score:
    it is the first test that is been given to the new born baby. It can either be given in the birth room or the delivery room.
  • Birth center:
    the place where the pregnant woman gives birth to her baby.
  • Blood pregnancy test:
    these are the blood tests in which the HCG is measured which confirm the pregnancy. It is taken in the same way as the urine and is also for the same purpose.
  • Braxton hicks’ contractions:
    these are the false labor pains that the pregnant woman may feel from the start of the pregnancy till the end. These are just the false pains so they are not dangerous.
  • Cervix:
    the thin, inferior part of the uterus.
  • Cesarean:
    it is the procedure in which the doctor puts a cut in the mother’s abdomen and uterus so that they can remove the baby.
  • Chlamydia:
    a common disease that is being sexually transmitted. Most people don’t have the symptoms about this but it can cause a lot of damage to the woman’s reproductive organs.
  • Chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS):
    it is a test that is performed after the 15 and 20 days of pregnancy. In this test the disorders and gender of the baby is tested.
  • Colostrums:
    it is a yellowish thick liquid that is being excreted from the breast of the mother. This is also released in the first few days after the delivery and is quite nutritious for the new baby.
  • Contraction:
    in it the uterus tightens and the cervix thins and dilates which makes the way for the baby t the birth canal.
  • Cramping:
    Implantation cramping is the pain that mother feels from the time of conceiving the baby till she delivers the baby.
  • Ectopic pregnancy:
    it is a pregnancy that does not takes place in the uterus and instead of uterus the egg settles in other places like inner lining of the uterus.
  • Electronic fetal monitor:
    an instrument that detects the heartbeat of the baby long with the mother’s contractions.
  • Embryo:
    the period in the pregnancy in which there is a rapid growth in the baby.
  • Fertility:
    it is the ability of conceive and give birth to the baby.
  • Fertilization:
    the process in which the male gamete combines with the female gamete making the cell called zygote.
  • Gamete:
    the cell or the sperm.
  • Gestational carrier:
    a woman who carries the baby of another woman or couple.
  • Isoimmunization:
    This is the other name of rhesus factor incompatibility, so the fetal development can lead to hemolytic disease in the neonate.
  • Miscarriage:
    in it the mother lost her baby before the fetus is viable.
  • Ovarian:
    pertaining toward the ovary.
  • Womb:
    it is a hollow, pear shaped organ that is located in the abdomen of the women between the rectum and the bladder.
  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT):
    in it the infertility is treated. In it the egg that fertilizes outside the body of the woman in vitro is placed in the fallopian tube. This is one of the techniques through which infertility can be overcome. And the couples can easily produce their own kids.
  • Zygote:
    the cell produced when the sperm combines with the ovum.
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These were the few terms and their definitions which must be known by the woman who are trying to conceive. Some of the women hesitate to ask the doctors about these terms so it is tried that all the terms which are necessary to be known by the new mothers can be covered. So if you are trying to conceive you must first know about these terms as they will help you in the pregnancy stages.

Delores C. West is a compassionate healthcare professional with a focus on women's health and wellness. As a certified nurse-midwife, Delores is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women throughout their reproductive journey. With a warm and nurturing approach, she empowers her patients to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Delores's expertise in women's health makes her a trusted resource for individuals seeking personalized and compassionate care. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more about her commitment to women's health and wellness.