• Meconium

    Meconium is the earliest stool of an infant. Unlike later feces, meconium is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus: intestinal epithelial cells, lanugo, mucus, amniotic fluid, bile, and water. Meconium, unlike later feces, is viscous and sticky like tar, its color usually being a very dark olive green; it is almost odorless.

  • Miscarriage

    A miscarriage is an unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

  • Mucus

    Mucus is the clear viscid secretion of the mucous membranes. In our bodies mucus can be found in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Its primary function is to prevent infection by blocking bacteria and other foreign matter from entering the body.