6 Connects the developing embryo or fetus to the placenta Connects the developing embryo or fetus to the placenta. Developed from the same zygote as the fetus. Supplies the fetus with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the placenta
8 Procedure usually performed between weeks 14 and 20 weeks Procedure usually performed between weeks 14 and 20 weeks. A needle is inserted into the abdomen which removes amniotic fluid, that contains fetal infections. Test detects birth defects. Done to a mother 35 years or older.
40 When the placenta is underneath the baby coming out first When the placenta is underneath the baby coming out first. Cesarean delivery is recommended for nearly all women with this because it can prevent severe bleeding.
44 The woman’s blood produces an antibody that attacks a substance in the infant’s blood cells. This may occur if the woman Rh negative and the infant is Rh positive. The problem can be avoided by injections that prevent a woman’s blood from making Rh antibody.
46 The pregnant woman has high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine. Untreated can result in convulsions, coma, and death of both mother and infant. It is most common among teenagers, older women and women who already have health problems.
48 The pregnancy tissue or embryo is expelled from the uterus before it is sufficiently developed. May be caused by genetic defect, illness in the mother, drugs the mother has taken, or other factors. Usually occurs within the first 3 months of pregnancy