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Pregnancy Complications Illustrations

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Ectopic Pregnancy, Print

<p>Occurs when a fertilized ovum is implanted outside of the endometrial lining of the uterine wall.</p>

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Normal Pregnancy, Print

<p><strong>Cervix:</strong> The lower, narrow portion of the uterus.<br /> <strong>Placenta: </strong>The organ that provides oxygen and nourishment to the fetus during fetal development.<br /> <strong>Uterus:</strong> The pouch-like structure where the fertilized ovum is implanted and the fetus develops.</p>

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Placenta Previa

<p>A condition that occurs when the placenta partially or totally obstructs the cervix.</p>

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Placental Abruption

<p>Occurs when the placenta or a portion of it tears away from the inner lining of the uterus.</p>