Pregnancy glossary T - Threatened miscarriage to Trimester

Threatened miscarriage

Threatened, but not definite, loss of baby before 20 weeks. May result in bleeding, spotting or cramping.


Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis infection of the fetus can occur if a woman develops acute toxoplasmosis during pregnancy. For this reason, medical experts recommend that pregnant women be careful of contact with cats - use gardening gloves when digging in the garden and avoid changing cat litter trays.


Transition

Transition is the phase of labor just before the pushing stage. During transition, contractions become very strong, and often their duration and frequency are less predictable.


Trimester

Three separate terms of pregnancy, each lasting approximately three months.

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This article was written by Claire Halliday for Kidspot New Zealand.



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