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From Amnio to Zygote, peep our glossary of all the pregnancy and birth-related terms you never knew existed, 'til now.

Ob-Gyn

/oh·bee· gee·why·en/

A doctor who specializes in areas of women’s health including menstruation, fertility, childbirth and menopause.

Oral Thrush

/awr·uh l· thruhsh/

A fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast-like organisms called Candida. Certain conditions encourage them to multiply excessively and this may cause a candida infection, with possible symptoms of pain, itching, or other irritation. If you’re nursing, you may develop a thrush infection the nipple, areola or breast, which causes pain and soreness.

Ovulation

/ov·yuh·leyt·shun/

This monthly occurrence is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube and is ready to be fertilized. It then waits or meets some sperm and heads towards the uterus. If no conception occurs, the uterine lining and some blood will shed and become your period.