Geriatric Pregnancy or Pregnancy in Women of Advanced Maternal Age - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Mar 08, 2018
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Glossary

Leiomyomas: A benign smooth-muscle tumor, usually in the uterus or gastrointestinal tract. Also called fibroid.

Placenta praevia: An abnormal location of the placenta in which it partially or completely covers the internal opening of the cervix.

Placenta abruption: Separation of the placenta from the inner wall of the uterus before labor begins.

Multiparity: A term to indicate women who have given birth multiple times.

Cesarian: Surgery to deliver a fetus from the uterus.

Preeclampsia: An illness of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, swelling or edema, and proteinuria.

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