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Terms related to Fertility and Pregnancy

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There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fallopian Tubes
Two hollow tubes on either side of the uterus where the egg and sperm meet to begin the process of fertilization.
False Labor
This is when you experience irregular tightening of the pregnant uterus that begins during the first three months of pregnancy. The contractions increase in time, length and strength as pregnancy continues. It may be impossible for you to differentiate from "real" labor.
Fertility
Being able to conceive and carry a baby to term.
Fetus
The name given to the baby in the womb from eight weeks until birth.
Folic acid
This B vitamin, found in prenatal vitamins and green leafy vegetables, prevents anemia and has been shown to reduce incidence of neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
Follicle
A group of cells forming a cavity in the ovary where the egg grows before it's released during ovulation.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
A hormone produced in the pituitary gland that causes cells in the ovaries to grow. Sold under the name Follistim, Fertinex, and Gonal-F.