pain medication

analgesics, , used to reduce the sensation of pain


uneasiness or discomfort in your stomach

queasy feeling in your stomach that can, but does not always, lead to vomiting

nausea is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy


the time from a baby's birth to four weeks (28 days) of age.

neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

special care nursery for sick and premature newborns. NICUs are staffed with specialists trained to care for babies with special needs and use advanced technology in the care of those babies.




doctor who cares for newborn babies


a baby between birth and one month old

neonatal period

non-stress test (NST)

a way to check on how your baby is doing while inside your uterus. In a nonstress test, you are hooked up to a fetal monitor and the response of the fetal heart rate to fetal movements is observed