You might hear dozens of new scientific words and terms each time you happen to meet your doctor. Don’t worry. They are not as complicated as they sound to you.

Terms related to Fertility and Pregnancy

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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Dehydration
When the body loses more fluid than it takes in.
Donor Eggs
Eggs that are taken from a fertile woman and implanted in another woman.
Doppler
A machine that uses ultrasound (sound waves) to detect the fetal heart.
Down syndrome
A congenital chromosomal birth defect that results in mental handicap/limitations and possible physical problems.
Due date
The estimated date a baby might be born. It is determined based on the first day of a woman's last menstruation. See Naegele's rule.