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Terms related to Fertility and Pregnancy

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Production of milk by the breasts.
A procedure that involves insertion of a narrow, telescope-like instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision in the abdomen.
Last menstrual period (LMP)
The first day of mother's last menstrual period. The date is used to figure the baby's estimated due date.
Lumbar epidural (LEP)
Pain medicine used to cause a decrease of sensation (numbness) in a specific region of the body – the lumbar region, or lower back. Used for labor pain (when desired) and for Cesarean section births.
Luteal Phase
The second half of the menstrual cycle.
Luteinizing Hormone
A hormone that triggers ovulation.