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amnion Bag containing amniotic fluid.
amniotic fluid Liquid surrounding the growing embryo and protecting it.
ante-natal class A pregnant woman and the father of the baby attend this to find out more about what happens during pregnancy and childbirth.
cord (umbilical cord) Carries food, oxygen and waste between the placenta and the growing fetus.
fetus After an embryo has grown all its organs it is called this. This is usually at about 10 weeks.
mature Another word for develop.
menstrual cycle Series of events lasting about a month, happening in the female reproductive system. The cycle causes ovulation and the lining of the uterus is replaced.
mensturation When the lining of the uterus and a little blood pass out of the vagina as part of the menstrual cycle.
ovulation Releasing of an egg cell from an ovary in women.
placenta Attached to the uterus wall, this takes oxygen and food out of the mother's blood and puts waste materials into the mother's blood.
premature baby A small baby born early.
sex hormones Chemicals released in our bodies that control the menstrual cycle and puberty.


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