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What in the World: A Pregnancy and Postpartum A to Z Guide

What in the World: A Pregnancy and Postpartum A to Z Guide

Nov 15, 2017

Having a baby is…amazing…but it’s full of terminology and information. Let's face it, some of the language used in this whole process is just plain weird. A lot of the things that happen during pregnancy and postpartum are weird as well! We realized that for those of us in the birth world, things that are very common to us are just plain strange to the rest of the world. We forget that the general population doesn’t know their colostrum from their lochia, and what in the world is a bleb?!

We at Elite Doula Group have come to your rescue! In doing what we do best, we’re here to help you. Here we're breaking down some of the most common things we get asked into small easily digestible bits to help you feel more informed and ready to make decisions.

This may not make pregnancy and postpartum any less weird…but maybe we can help make it a little less mysterious.


A

What is an APGAR Score?

B

What is a Bleb?

C

What is Colostrum?

D

What is Diastasis Recti?

E

What is Effacement?

F

What is Fascia?

G

What is a Galactagogue?

What is Group B Strep?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

H

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

What are Hemorrhoids?

I

What is an Induction?

What is Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy?

J

What is Jaundice?

K

What is a Kegel?

What is a Kick Count Chart?

L

What is Lochia?

M

What is Meconium?

N

What are Newborn Reflexes?

O

What is Oxytocin?

P

What is Placenta Previa?

What is Preeclampsia?

Q

What is Quickening?

R

What is a Rhesus Factor?

What is Relaxin?

S

What is Surfactant?

T

What is Thrush?

What is a TENS Machine?

U

What is an Umbilical Cord?

V

What is Vernix?

W

What is Wharton's Jelly?