Call your doctor immediately if... experience any of the following symptoms:

  • persistent abdominal pain or cramping
  • any vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • constant severe headaches
  • persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • a gush or leaking of fluid from the vagina
  • excessive swelling of the hands, face, feet or ankles
  • temperature greater than 101 degrees for more than 24 hours



Cervix: The bottom opening to the uterus which stretches during labor or abortion.

Conception (also known as fertilization):   Joining of a male sperm and the female egg to form a human being at its earliest stage.

Embryo: Human life in the earliest weeks of development when all the organs are formed.

Fetus: A developing unborn baby with an observable human structure.

Full Term Pregnancy: The stage at about 40 weeks when the unborn baby is ready for birth.

Last Menstrual Period (LMP): The date when a woman started her last menstrual period before conception. This is the point in time from which the pregnancy and the age of the unborn baby are measured.

Trimester: An interval of three months used to measure three successive stages of pregnancy; first trimester, second trimester, and third trimester.

Uterus: Female organ where the unborn baby develops during pregnancy.


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