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see birthbirth
or labor,
delivery of the fetus by the viviparous mammal. Birth is also known as parturition. Human birth normally occurs about 280 days after onset of the last menstrual period before conception.
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Childlessness (See BARRENNESS.)
(Rom. Diana) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
saved by his father Apollo from the body of pregnant Coronis when Apollo slays her for infidelity. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 57]
sprang from the head of Zeus when Hephaestus split it open with an axe. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 60]
Arcadian goddess of childbirth. [Arcadian Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
one of Camenae; protectress of women in confinement. [Rom. Rel.: Zimmerman, 50]
unborn god is saved from his dead mother and sewn into Zeus’s thigh, from which he is later born. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 273]
symbol of childbirth. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
goddess of childbirth; protectress of the unborn. [Rom. Myth.: Avery, 425–426]
ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92]
(Rom. Juno) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
demon; dangerous to women in childbirth. [Jew. Trad.: Benét, 586]
goddess of childbirth. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Mater Matuta
goddess of childbirth. [Rorer. Myth.: Howe, 160]
ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
test-tube baby
Louise Brown; first successful fertilization outside the body (1978). [Br. Hist.: Facts (1978), 596–597]
goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]
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We should attempt to factor in the known changes in fetal acidosis associated with normal stages of labor together with estimated changes in acidosis related to superimposed fetal heart rate decelerations.
To determine changes in the baby's head position during labor, ultrasounds were given when the mother was admitted to the hospital, at specific stages of labor and the baby's head position at birth was noted.
The online course covers the same information as Preparation for Childbirth classes and is divided into seven easy-to-follow sections: pregnancy basics, preparing for birth, labor basics, stages of labor, managing and coping with labor, interventions, and postpartum information.
3,4) Other studies have identified low parity, advanced maternal age, female circumcision, antenatal hospitalizations, twins, induction/augmentation of labor, prolonged second and third stages of labor, anesthesia, and Asian or Hispanic ethnicity as risk factors for a postpartum hemorrhage.