rooming-in

when a newborn stays in the same room as their mother rather than staying in the hospital nursery

rubella

German measles

also called German measles, rubella is a highly contagious viral disease. It can start with a mild red rash. It can cause serious birth defects in a fetus if a pregnant woman gets rubella. Women who haven't had it should make sure they're immunized before conception.

rupture of membranes

when your "water breaks"

the bursting of the sac holding the amniotic fluid, usually a sign that labour will soon begin or has already begun