Ectopic pregnancy: Pregnancy in which the embryo begins to grow outside the uterus, often in one of the fallopian tubes.
Edema: Swelling, retention of fluid in body tissues.
Embryo: The name given to the fertilized ovum until eight weeks after conception.
Endometriosis: A medical condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in another area of the body such as the pelvis.
Epidural: A type of anesthesia used to relieve pain during delivery. The catheter is placed in the epidural space in the vertebra area in the mother's back.
Episiotomy: An incision made in the tissue from the vagina toward the rectum in order to ease the final stage of delivery.
Erythroblastosis fetalis: A form of anemia that develops in the Rh-positive infants of Rh-negative women.
Fallopian tubes: Tubes though which the female's eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus.
Fetoscopy: A technique by which a developing fetus can be examined directly for abnormalities.
Fetus: The name given to the baby in the womb from eight weeks until birth.
Fontanels: The soft spots on a baby's skull, present at birth.
Fundus: The upper part of the uterus.
Gestational age: The duration of the pregnancy, measured from the first day of the last menstrual period.
Gynecologist: A physician who specializes in the female reproductive system.