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birth process

[′bərth ‚prä‚ses]
(statistics)
A stochastic process that defines a population whose members may have offspring; usually applied to the case where the population increases by one.
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While patients are often eager to participate, lack of knowledge or current understanding of the birth process is prohibitive.
Although the birth process was not affected by creatine, the number of low-birthweight piglets crushed by their mother was reduced," Vallet says.
The goal is to ensure that cows can effectively mobilise calcium from their body to allow the birth process to proceed as naturally as possible.
That's the claim of the UK's first male antenatal educator Dean Beaumont, who says labour is likely to be quicker if an expectant dad is fully informed about the birth process and his partner's wishes, and supports her to the best of his ability.
Dad-to-be Callum is not too keen on the birth process, and admits he doesn't want to go down the business end during labour.
The women are all passionate about supporting women and their families through the entire birth process and providing information to enable women to make informed choices.
Apart from a few strident masochistic pockets, most women prefer to manage the birth process pragmatically, by availing themselves of every drug allowed.
Drawing on these experiences--and her own as a mother of three--she offers an informative guide to help women understand the birth process, prepare for giving birth, decrease their fears, develop a birthing plan, gain support from hospital staff, and avoid unnecessary interventions.
Hip-Pocket Papa" is an amazing, visually rich journey through the birth process of the tiny, Australian hip-pocket frog.
Miller (2003) argued that this reliance on expert knowledge and opinion can lead to a culture of dependency on the maternity care provider, which results in birthing women experiencing a loss of control over the birth process.
The key aspect of the use of hypnotherapy in the birth process is the involvement of the patient before the labor process begins, so that she can assist the physician in the labor and delivery (Oster, 1994).
For babies, a natural birth squeezes fluid of out their lungs, helping them breathe, and the birth process itself boosts their circulation.