Glossary

Obstetric care

The care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period during which they recover from childbirth.

Oocyte

The female gamete (egg).

Operative delivery

Expulsion or extraction of the child and the after-birth involving surgery.

Ovary

The female reproductive organ producing oocytes (eggs).

Ovarian sensitivity

How much ovaries respond to drug treatment in order to retrieve multiple eggs.

Ovarian stimulation

Stimulation of the ovaries with drugs in order to retrieve multiple eggs.

Oxygen dependence

Describes patients who are not strong enough to breath sufficiently themselves and are therefore dependent on the artificial input of oxygen.