• Eclampsia

    Ecalmpsia is a serious complication of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure and edema. It is the more severe form of pre-eclampsia.

  • Ectopic pregnancy

    Ectopic pregnancy, also known as eccyesis or tubal pregnancy, is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus. Signs and symptoms classically include abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Less than 50 percent of women have both of these symptoms. The pain may be described as sharp, dull, or crampy. Pain may also spread to the shoulder if bleeding into the abdomen has occurred. Severe bleeding may result in a fast heart rate, fainting, or shock. With very rare exceptions the fetus is unable to survive.

  • Edema

    Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues. This abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, located beneath the skin and in the cavities of the body, can cause severe pain. Clinically, edema […]

  • Effacement

    Cervical effacement is a component of the Bishop score and can be expressed as a percentage. Prior to effacement, the cervix is like a long bottleneck, usually about four centimeters in length. Throughout pregnancy, the […]

  • Embryo

    Embryo is the name given to the fertilized ovum until eight weeks after conception.

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a medical condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in another area of the body such as the abdomen.

  • Engaged

    The baby’s presenting part (usually the head) has settled into the pelvic cavity, which usually happens during the last month of pregnancy.

  • Epidural

    The term 'Epidural' in the birth industry generally refers to Epidural administration of a local anesthesia in which an anesthetic drug is passed by way of a fine plastic tube into the space between the dura mater and the bony canal of the spine.

  • Episiotomy

    An episiotomy is a surgical incision made in the area between the vagina and anus (perineum). This is done during the last stages of labor and delivery to expand the opening of the vagina to prevent tearing during the delivery of the baby.

  • Erythroblastosis fetalis

    Erythroblastosis fetalis is a form of anemia that develops in the Rh-positive infants of Rh-negative women.