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 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
Mastitis
An infection of a milk duct in the breast. Symptoms include swelling, tenderness, redness, and fever. Treatment for mastitis includes massage, warm compress, continued breastfeeding from the infected side, and usually antibiotics.
Miscarriage
Spontaneous ending of the pregnancy prior to 24 weeks' gestation.
Molar pregnancy
An abnormal pregnancy in which there is no fetus, only an abnormal mass growth.
Morning sickness
Nausea, vomiting, and food and smell aversions, that affects more than 70 percent of pregnant women. Morning sickness, which can occur any time of day, usually begins at four to eight weeks gestation and subsides by week 14 or 16.
Morphology
The size and shape of sperm.
Motility
The ability of sperm to move by themselves.
Mucus
A sticky substance produced by glands.