• Dilatation

    After the cervix begins to efface, it will also start to open. This is called cervical dilatation. Cervical dilatation is described in centimeters from 0 to 10. At 0, the cervix is closed. At 10, […]

  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

    Dilation (or dilatation) and curettage (D&C) refers to the dilation (widening/opening) of the cervix and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus and/or contents of the uterus by scraping and scooping (curettage). […]

  • Doppler (fetal)

    The fetal Doppler is a handheld ultrasound baby heartbeat monitor that the caregiver can use to find the baby's heartbeat.

  • Down syndrome

    Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all, or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and mild to moderate intellectual disability.

  • Drama triangle

    The Drama Triangle is a graphic representation of a social dynamic involving three people in the distinctive roles of victim, persecutor, and rescuer.

  • Dystocia

    Obstructed labor, also known as labor dystocia, is when, even though the uterus is contracting normally, the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked.