Active Labour – When your contractions come closer and closer together. This stage is generally when your cervix dilates from 4cm through to the full 10cm.
Cervix – The cervix is the neck at the base of the uterus that joins into the top end of the vagina.
Colostrum – Colostrum is the first milk baby drinks before more mature milk comes in. It is a yellowy/orange colour and clear. It can start appearing as early as 5 weeks into pregnancy and once baby starts feeding, will change into mature milk within a few days.
Dating Scan – A scan that is done between 8-12 weeks gestation. This age is the best for determining the due date for the baby. The older and larger the baby is, the more inaccurate scans will be in regards to due dates.1 | 2 | 3 | 4