Ovulation to Ovarian Cyst

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Obstructed Labor

A labor in which something (like the pelvic bone or the baby's shoulders) is preventing the normal process of labor and delivery.

 

Ovarian Cyst

A fluid-filled sac similar to a blister, which forms in an ovary. They can occur when an egg matures in a small sac or follicle on the surface of the ovary, but the egg isn't released from the sac as it should be, and the sac doesn't dissolve. If the cyst doesn't go away on its own within a couple of months, it may need treatment.

Ovulation

The release of a mature egg from an ovary. Fertilization can occur only within a day or two of ovulation.

Oxytocin

Also known as "pitocin," this is a hormone in your body that contributes to the start of labor. It is also available in the form of medication, given by doctors to induce or stimulate uterine contractions.