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Reproductive system

  1. 1. Reproductive System <br />Alicia Rucker<br />
  2. 2. Gynecology<br />The study of the female reproductive system is the medical specialty of gynecology.<br />Literally, outside medicine, it means "the science of women”.<br />It is the counterpart to andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system.<br />
  3. 3. Pregnancy<br />The time required for the development of a fetus is called pregnancy.<br />During pregnancy the body and the fetus changes week by week. <br />Pregnancy consists of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters.<br />
  4. 4. First Trimester<br />The first trimester is week 1- 12.<br />During the first trimester your body undergoes many changes.<br />Your period stopping is a clear sign that you are pregnant.<br />
  5. 5. First Trimester Cont.<br />Other changes may include:<br />Extreme tiredness<br />Tender, swollen breasts. Your nipples might also stick out.<br />Upset stomach with or without throwing up (morning sickness)<br />Cravings or distaste for certain foods<br />Mood swings<br />
  6. 6. Second Trimester<br />The second trimester is week 13-28.<br />Most women find the second trimester of pregnancy easier than the first.<br />Symptoms like nausea and fatigue are going away.<br />The abdomen will expand as the baby continues to grow.<br />
  7. 7. Second Trimester Cont.<br />Stretch marks become more visible.<br />
  8. 8. Uterus<br />The organ in which the developing fetus resides is called the uterus.<br />The uterus (womb) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum.<br />In women of childbearing age, the inner layer of the uterus (endometrium) goes through a series of monthly changes known as the menstrual cycle.<br />
  9. 9. Uterus Cont.<br />Each month, endometrial tissue grows and thickens in preparation to receive a fertilized egg. Menstruation occurs when this tissue is not used, disintegrates, and passes out through the vagina.<br />

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