Pregnancy glossary V - Vulva to Vernix

Vulva

The outer, visible female genitalia.


Vagina

The passage leading from the uterus to the outside of the female body.


Vaginal delivery

Birth of a child through the vagina, as opposed to a surgical delivery (cesarean section).


VBAC

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean


Vernix

Thick, greasy whitish substance covering the newborn baby's skin.


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



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