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 G.
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)
An assisted reproductive technique that involves removing sperm and eggs, mixing them together and placing them into the fallopian tubes.
Genetic screening
Any test used to find genetic abnormalities
Gestational age
The duration of the pregnancy, measured from the first day of the last menstrual period.
Gestational diabetes
A condition that develops during pregnancy when blood sugar levels become too high because the mother doesn't produce enough insulin. Gestational diabetes can be treated, and it usually disappears after pregnancy.
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (Gn-RH)
A hormone produced in the hypothalamus of the brain that is involved in triggering ovulation. Sold under the name Factrel and Lutrepulse.