when your body causes your baby to be born
process of childbirth, beginning with the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles, which open the cervix to allow a baby to be born, and ending with the expulsion of the placenta.
ragged cut or tear in your skin
when you begin to sense contractions
first and longest phase of labour during which the cervix effaces and dilates to three centimetres.
cut, injury, wound, sore
tissue that connects bones together
things you can't do
special code that is needed for some medications to be paid for by Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB)
code required for certain drugs to indicate that a patient meets specific criteria for coverage.
on your tongue
a vaccine that has a weakened form of the virus in it
a section of an internal organ (for example brain, lungs, liver and kidneys)
in a small area only, only in one place
after your baby is born you may have bleeding and discharge from your vagina, called lochia
vaginal discharge and bleeding that resembles a heavy period and continues after delivery for about six weeks before tapering off.
for a long time, over a long period
a small device inserted under the skin by the collar bone to record the hearts electrical activity.
clear, thinking clearly
measure of how strong your lungs are
organs to breathe with
a clear fluid that flows through our bodies and carries white blood cells
nodes or glands spread throughout your body
Your lymph nodes, also called lymph glands, play a big role in how your body fights infections. They work as filters, trapping viruses, bacteria and other causes of illnesses before they can infect other parts of your body. Common areas where you might notice swollen lymph nodes include your neck, under your chin, in your armpits and in your groin.
tissues and organs that help your body get rid of waste
white blood cells, lymph cells
white blood cells that are part of your immune system. They are involved in transplant rejection
cancer of the lymph system