gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

stomach acid or, occasionally, stomach content, flows back into your food pipe (esophagus)


gavage feeding

feeding of your infant through a feeding tube


the time when a baby is developing inside its mother before it is born

gestation means the period of time a baby is carried in the uterus. This is counted from the first day of your last menstrual period. Early-term gestation is between 37 to 39 weeks; full-term gestation is between 37 and 41 weeks; late-term gestation is between 41 and 42 weeks; and post-term gestation is 42 weeks or more

gestational Age

number of completed weeks of pregnancy between conception and birth

group B streptococcus

a kind of bacteria that many people naturally have in their intestinal tract. It is usually harmless in adults. If you're a healthy adult, there's nothing you need to do about group B strep.

If you're pregnant, get a group B strep screening test during your third trimester

group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes infection among newborns, pregnant women or women after childbirth. It can  cause a very serious infection in the newborn . Testing for group B streptococcus is usually scheduled between weeks 35 and 37. The practitioner will use vaginal and rectal swabs, and if the result is positive, the treatment is to administer either IV antibiotics during labour or oral antibiotics during the last weeks of pregnancy.



audible sound made by an infant during exhalation that indicates breathing problem.