1. Caesarean Section - a surgical operation to deliver the baby through an incision in the abdomen. Performed either as a planned method of birth but is also sometimes required if attempted vaginal delivery fails to progress satisfactorily.
2. Contractions - the abdomen visibility moves as the muscles within the uterus (womb) try to push the baby downwards - these can be painful.
3. Canula - a needle placed into the back to deliver anaesthetic drugs to spinal nerves giving pain relief during labour.
4. Conception - the moment when the male sperm fertilises the female egg giving rise to the first stages of foetal development.
5. Depo-Provera - contraceptive medication, which is given by injection every three months.
6. Epidural - the process of providing pain relief in labour through injection of anaesthetic medication into the space surrounding the spinal cord.
7. Gas and Air - pain-relieving medication called 'nitrous oxide' inhaled through a mask during the labour process.
8. Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (I.U.C.D) - a small device, which can be inserted into the womb to prevent pregnancy occurring - these can remain in place up to seven years if necessary.
9. Miscarriage - inability of a pregnancy to continue further - usually presents as 'period like' vaginal bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy.
10.Morning Sickness (hyperemesis) - nausea and vomiting caused by the rise in hormones produced during the early stages of pregnancy.