Pregnancy Dictionary - C
Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD): the baby's head is too large to fit through the pelvic outlet, or the mother's outlet is not opening enough to admit the baby's head. Frequently used as a reason for cesarean section, some say that the movement of the mother, particularly squatting can help alleviate this problem in some women.
Colostrum: This is a pre-milk substance that is high in antibodies and works to get the meconium out of your baby's system after birth. It can appear at any point during pregnancy, but is not seen by all women.
Corpus Luteum: The area where the egg is released from the ovary during ovulation. Sometimes a cyst is formed at this location, but usually recedes after the formation of the placenta is complete, around 12-14 weeks. See also Corpus Luteal Cyst.