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 S.
Semen Analysis
A standard test of a man's semen to check the number and shape of his sperm and their motility.
Sonogram
The use of high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures inside the body.
Sonography
The use of ultrasound (sound waves) to form an image of the fetus.
Sperm
The main agents of male reproduction, which are produced in the testes and released into the semen.
Stillbirth
Delivery of a dead fetus after 28 weeks' gestation.
Stretch marks
Discolored linear patterns that result from stretching of the skin. In pregnancy, stretch marks, also known as striae, may appear on the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, and legs; they usually fade slowly after delivery.
Superovulation
Stimulation of the ovaries, usually done with hormones, that causes them to produce multiple eggs instead of one.