Type
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Secreation of milk from the breast Lactation
The act of giving birth; childbirth Parturition
Shortening of the uterine muscles occurring at intervals before and during childbirth Contraction
The opening of cervix as it is pulled upward and fetus is pushed downward Dilation
Cervical thinning Effacement
The location of the presenting part of the fetus in the birth canal Station
The fluid-filled sac that contains and protects a fetus in the womb; membranes Amniotic Sac
The top portion of the uterus Fundus
The lower part of the uterus that dilates as labor progresses Cervix
A situation at childbirth where the fetus is in a longitudinal lie and the head enters the pelvis first Vertex
The fetus is in a longitudinal lie with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix Breech
A synthetic form of oxytocin, used to induce labor Pitocin
A decrease in the fetal heart rate below the fetal baseline Deceleration
A surgical cut made at the opening of the vagina during childbirth Episiotomy
The procedure by which the amniotic sac is deliberately ruptured Amniotomy
The fluid surrounding a fetus Amniotic Fluid
The normal discharge from the uterus after childbirth Lochia
The sensation that a pregnant woman feels when the baby drops Lightening
Used to determine the position of a fetus inside the woman's uterus Leopolds Maneuver

Childbirth Education Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The sensation a women feels when the baby drops? Lightening
The fetus is in position with the buttocks or feet close to the cervix? Breech
The lower part of the uterus that dilates as labor progresses cervix
Çervical thinning? Effacement
The location of the presenting part of a fetus in relation to mom's pelvis? Station
Tightening of uterine muscles - occuring at intervals before and during childbirth? Contractions
A synthetic form of oxytocin, used to induce labor? Pitocin
The fluid surrounding the fetus in the uterus Amniotic fluid
A decrease in the fetal heart rate below the fetal baseline? Deceleration
First fluids produced by the breasts after birth? Colostrum
The opening of the cervix as it is pulled upward and the fetus is pushed downward? dilation
The fluid filled sac that contains, and protects a fetus in the womb. Amniotic sac
The top, muscular portion of the uterus? Fundus
The normal discharge from the uterus after childbirth? Lochia
______ is used for to reduce swelling and provide comfort to the perinium immediately followoing delivery. Ice
A nerve block, used in childbirth to decrease sensation below the waistline; adminitered by the anesthesia dept.? Epidural
Baby's first bowel movement? Meconium
An organ that develops during pregnancy to provide oxygen and nutrients to your growing baby and removes waste products from your baby's blood? Placenta
Connects the fetus to the placenta? Umbilical Cord
Delivery of a baby through an abdominal and uterine incision? Cesarean Birth
Babies should always sleep on their ___________to prevent SIDS? Backs

Prenatal Development, Pregnancy, and Birth Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The pear shaped muscular organ in a woman's abdomen that houses the developing baby Uterus
the neck, or narrow lower portion, of the uterus cervix
slim, pipelike structure that connects an ovary to the uterus fallopian tube
almond shaped organs that contain a woman's eggs ovaries
egg cell containing the genetic material contributed by the mother ovum
the union of sperm and egg fertilization
the expulsion of the ovum ovulation
first 14 days of prenatal development, from fertilization to full implantation germinal stage
a fertilized ovum zygote
hollow sphere of cells formed during the germinal stage in preparation for implantation blastocyst
process in which a blastocyst becomes embedded in the uterine wall implantation
structure projecting from the wall of the uterus during pregnancy through which the develpoing baby absorbs nutrients placenta
structure that attaches the placenta to the fetus, through which nutrients are passed and fetal wastes are removed umbilical cord
bag-shaped, fluid-filled membrane that contains and insulates the fetus amniotic sac
the period of pregnancy gestation
one of the 3 month long segments into which pregnancy is divided trimester
the inability to conceive after a year of unprotected sex infertility
any infertility treatment in which the egg is fertilized outside the womb. abbr. ART
a special hospital unit that treats at-risk newborns, such as lbw and vlbw nicu

First Stage of Childbirth Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

amniotic sac
amniotic fluid
uterus
length
Epidural
crowning
contractions
transition
lightening
early labor
Bloody show
Active Labor
Dilation
Effacement
Cervix

The Human Reproductive System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is the loose pouch-like sac of skin that hangs behind and below the penis. It contains the testicles (also called testes), as well as many nerves and blood vessels. Scrotum
These are oval organs about the size of large olives that lie in the scrotum, secured at either end by a structure called the spermatic cord. Most men have two testes. The testes are responsible for making testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, and for generating sperm. Within the testes are coiled masses of tubes called seminiferous tubules. These tubes are responsible for producing sperm cells. Testicles
coiled tube that rests on the backside of each testicle. It transports and stores sperm cells that are produced in the testes. It also is the job of the epididymis to bring the sperm to maturity, since the sperm that emerge from the testes are immature and incapable of fertilization. During sexual arousal, contractions force the sperm into the vas deferens. Epididymis
muscular tube that travels from the epididymis into the pelvic cavity, to just behind the bladder. The vas deferens transports mature sperm to the urethra, the tube that carries urine or sperm to outside of the body, in preparation for ejaculation. Vas
the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of the body. In males, it has the additional function of ejaculating semen when the man reaches orgasm. When the penis is erect during sex, the flow of urine is blocked from the urethra, allowing only semen to be ejaculated at orgasm. Urethra
Also called Cowper's glands, these are pea-sized structures located on the sides of the urethra just below the prostate gland. These glands produce a clear, slippery fluid that empties directly into the urethra. This fluid serves to lubricate the urethra and to neutralize any acidity that may be present due to residual drops of urine in the urethra. Bulbourethralglands
are a pair of small glands about the size and shape of almonds, located on the left and right sides of the pelvic body cavity lateral to the superior portion of the uterus. Ovaries produce female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone as well as ova (commonly called "eggs"), the female gametes. Ova are produced from oocyte cells that slowly develop throughout a woman’s early life and reach maturity after puberty. Each month during ovulation, a mature ovum is released. The ovum travels from the ovary to the fallopian tube, where it may be fertilized before reaching the uterus. Ovaries
are a pair of muscular tubes that extend from the left and right superior corners of the uterus to the edge of the ovaries. The fallopian tubes end in a funnel-shaped structure called the infundibulum, which is covered with small finger-like projections called fimbriae. The fimbriae swipe over the outside of the ovaries to pick up released ova and carry them into the infundibulum for transport to the uterus. The inside of each fallopian tube is covered in cilia that work with the smooth muscle of the tube to carry the ovum to the uterus. FallopianTubes
hollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ located posterior and superior to the urinary bladder. Connected to the two fallopian tubes on its superior end and to the vagina (via the cervix) on its inferior end, the uterus is also known as the womb, as it surrounds and supports the developing fetus during pregnancy. The inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium, provides support to the embryo during early development. The visceral muscles of the uterus contract during childbirth to push the fetus through the birth canal. Uterus
elastic, muscular tube that connects the cervix of the uterus to the exterior of the body. It is located inferior to the uterus and posterior to the urinary bladder. The vagina functions as the receptacle for the penis during sexual intercourse and carries sperm to the uterus and fallopian tubes. It also serves as the birth canal by stretching to allow delivery of the fetus during childbirth. During menstruation, the menstrual flow exits the body via the vagina. Vagina
is the collective name for the external female genitalia located in the pubic region of the body. The vulva surrounds the external ends of the urethral opening and the vagina and includes the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris. The mons pubis, or pubic mound, is a raised layer of adipose tissue between the skin and the pubic bone that provides cushioning to the vulva. The inferior portion of the mons pubis splits into left and right halves called the labia majora. The mons pubis and labia majora are covered with pubic hairs. Inside of the labia majora are smaller, hairless folds of skin called the labia minora that surround the vaginal and urethral openings. On the superior end of the labia minora is a small mass of erectile tissue known as the clitoris that contains many nerve endings for sensing sexual pleasure. Vulva
The male's job is to produce sperm cells and deliver them into the female reproductive tract. The female's job is to produce ova (eggs), receive the sperm, and nourish the embryo that grows inside her. Reproductivesystem
The organ that holds urine. bladder
Two sac-like glands on each side of the bladder that produce a fluid, providing nutrients for the sperm. Seminalvesicles
The outlet of the rectum, lying in the fold between the buttocks. The opening at the end of the anal canal. Anus
The head of the penis. glans
A walnut-sized gland that lies beneath the bladder. This gland produces a liquid that helps sperm to move along more easily. prostate
Occurs when the penis fills with blood and becomes hard. Erection
The part of the uterus that protrudes into the cavity of the vagina. CERVIX
A small genital organ whose function is one of sexual pleasure. Clitoris
the process in a woman of discharging blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy. menstruation

Female Reproductive System Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Holds all the digestive organs abdomen
Fluid surrounding the fetus AmnioticFluid
Fluid filled sac that contains and protects a fetus in the womb AmnioticSac
When a baby is born with a deformity BirthDefects
Opening of the uterus Cervix
Things that you really want during your pregnancy Cravings
Unborn offspring in the process of development Embryo
The normal time your baby should be born in Fullterm
The process of carrying in the womb between conception and birth Gestation
Burning sensation of the chest Heartburn
A swollen vein in the region of the anus Hemorrhoids
Antigen in red blood cells RHFactor
1st fetal movement Quickenting
Organ in fetus nourishes the fetus through the umbilical cord Placenta
A mature female reproductive cell (egg) Ovum
Plugs the cervix MucusPlug
Nausea in pregnancy Morningsickness
An abrupt change in mood Moodswing
Period of 3 weeks in pregnancy Trimester
Attaches the fetus to the placenta during gestation UmbilicalCord

Human Reproductive System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One of two female sex hormones estrogen
It contains enzymes to break down part of the egg membrane to enter the ovum acrosome
A hollow ball of many cells blastula
Produces mature eggs and female sex hormones ovary
the process of sloughing off the inner lining of the uterus, once monthly menstruation
Produces sperm and male hormones testes
a mixture of fluid produced by the male sex glands and sperm semen
the process when one sperm fuses with the ovum fertilization
The older term for the uterus womb
the male sex cell sperm
Each sperm has this structure that whips back and forth to move them forward flagellum
One of two female sex hormones progesterone
delivers sperm into the vagina of the female during ejaculation penis
When the zygote arrives in the uterus, it will ________ in the endometrial lining. implant
the site where important substances and waste materials are transferred between the fetus and the mother placenta
the tube that conducts sperm from the testes to the urethra vas deferens
male sex hormone testosterone
where sperm are stored temporarily, found on the back of the testis epididymis
the release of the secondary oocyte from the ovary ovulation
After 8 weeks development, the embryo is known as the ________. fetus
Largest of the glands that produce semen, can be felt through the anterior rectal wall prostate gland
The __________ sac is a fluid-filled bag that protects and supports the fetus during development. Amniotic
Pregnancy tests detect the hormone human ____________________ gonadotropin. chorionic
protects and holds the testes outside the body to maintain a lower temperature for sperm development. scrotum
The scientific term for pregnancy is ______________ (hint: starts with a "g") gestation
This part of the uterus must dilate to 10 cm before the child can be delivered. cervix

L&D Simulation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

2nd stage ends with the baby crowning
pain method that goes in the IV analgesic
3rd P in the 5 major factors of the labor process powers
Provides oxygen and nutrients to fetus Placenta
Type of fluid in the bag of waters amniotic
Oxygen bypasses fetal lungs and goes through the liver
The maximum cervical dilation ten
1st stage of labor ends with complete dilation
The thinning of the cervix effacement
First assessment of the new baby respirations

LABOR and BIRTH Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A small incision to prevent tearing EPISIOTOMY
After the baby is born, contractions continue causing the placenta to seperate from the . UTERUS
Passage of the mucus from the the cervix is sometimes referred to as "the show" plug
Refers to the cervix stretching and expanding. DILATION
The liquid when your "water breaks" is . AMNIOTIC FLUID
An incision made in the mother's lower abdomen for delivery is . CESAREAN SECTION
Refers to a baby's positioned with feet, buttocks, or shoulders first. BREECH
A fetal records the strength and duration of contractions. MONITOR
The baby dropping lower in the pelvis. LIGHTENING
Refers to the time the baby's head is first seen. CROWNING
This is expelled in the last stage of labor. PLACENTA
The tightening and releasing of the mucles in the uterus is . CONTRACTIONS
A premature baby is usually place in an to control underdevolped body systems. INCUBATOR
This assesment is used for rating newborn's physical condition. APGAR SCALE
The thick, pasty substance that protects from over exposure to the amniotic fliud. VERNIX
Spots where the bones have not yet fused together are . FONTANELS
The fine hair that grows on on newborn's forehead, back, and shoulders is . LANUGO
These cells are capable of producing all types blood cells. STEMCELLS

Chapter 14: The Reproductive System Crossword

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Crossword
Description

amn amniocentesis
a barrier contraceptive diaphragm
sac-like structure that surround and protects the testes scrotum
mammary glands breasts
a fluid-like sac containing an ovum follicle
a score of a newborn apgar
another name for mannary glands lactiferous
a gland that aids in the motility of semen prostate
funnel shaped opening into the fallopian tubes infundibulum
highly contagious condition by a bacteria Neisseria ____ gonnorrhea
a greenish material that collects in the intestine of a newborn meconium
a sore caused by syphillus chancre
neonatal intensive care unit nicu
the top of the uterus fundus
breaking off abruption
coiled tube at the upper part of each testicle epididymis
the innermost membrane that surrounds the embryo/fetus amnion
belly button navel
first movement of the fetus in utero quickening
sperm, males gametes spermatozoa
postpartum vaginal discharge for 4-6 weeks after childbirth lochia
the period of child development in the mother's uterus gestation
bulbourethral glands cowpers glands
is a woman who has never been pregnant nullgravida
pain during sexual intercourse dyspareunia
undescended testicle cryptorchidism
a specialist in diagnosing and treating diseases of the female reproductive system gynecologist
male sex hormone androgen
premature infant preemie
rupture of an ovary ovariorrhexis
fallen or dropping down of an organ or internal part prolapse
abnormal discharge from the uterus metrorrhea

Male and Female Reproduction System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

produce male sex cells testes
small glands in pelvic cavity that hold female sex cells ovaries
sac that holds testes scrotum
two tubes attached to uterus to move ovum fallopian tubes
stores sperm as they mature epididymis
acts as passsgeway for sperm and fluid vas deferens
hollow organ of menstruation and development of fetus uterus
tube through penis that carries urine and semen urethra
tube that connects to cervix that serves as a passageway for sperm and menstruation flow vagina
narrow bottom section of uterus cervix
provides fluid to provide sperm with nourishment seminal vesicles