Last Updated on May 28, 2016

Glossary

Fontanelle: The soft spots on a baby's head where the bones of the skull have not fused together. At birth a baby has a fontanelle on both the top and back of the head.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI): Refers to anywhere in the whole length of the urinary system from the kidneys, through their collecting channels, the ureters, bladder and urethra.

Placenta: A flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant mammals that supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing baby.

Amniotic sac: Membranes, which contain the fetus and the amniotic fluid. The amniotic sac and the amniotic fluid are often refereed to as the "bag of waters."

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