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Pregnancy Related Terms

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  • Gestation

  • The length of pregnancy is called "Gestation."

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • A form of diabetes that appears during pregnancy (gestation). Most pregnant women are tested for this condition. It may or may not remain after the baby is born.

  • Group B Strep

  • An infection that affects 10-25% of all pregnant women and can cause serious health problems in a newborn. Many doctors screen pregnant women now because the infection can be passed to the newborn during delivery, more commonly under certain conditions (mother has fever or infection is present, amniotic bag has been ruptured for more than 18 hours or baby is premature). The bacteria that causes Strep B is commonly found in the vagina and intestinal tract.

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