birth process


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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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The delicate mechanisms at work in the birth process are such that once an intervention disrupts the process, further interventions are needed.
What do radical feminists tell women who choose to "medicalize" the birth process by using such devices as electronic fetal monitors?
Through the use of epidural (spinal) anesthesia and a patient-controlled pump, the patient decides how much she needs as the birth process progresses.
The idea that infection might play an important role in CP development evolved over the years as it became apparent that in most cases the condition cannot be linked with the birth process.
A perinate is defined in the bills as a live human being during that part of the birth process beginning when any anatomical part of the human being passes beyond the mother's vaginal opening and until the point of complete expulsion or removal of the human being from the mother's body.
The highest rating for quality of supportive care during the birth process went to a little-known but growing resource: doula care.
What this little piece of medical wizardry does is to control the birth process so that Mother Nature is a spectator.
At the other extreme, exceptionally large lambs may have a slightly lower chance of survival due to complications arising from a prolonged and difficult birth process (dystocia), " he says.
Thousand Oaks resident Carolynn Bauer Zorn has written and self-published, ``Attending Your Grandchild's Birth,'' a book that prepares new grandparents to enjoy and participate in the birth process.
If Parliament considers it appropriate to protect a child during the birth process from criminally negligent acts by those attending and assisting at the birth," the court ruled, "that is a matter upon which Parliament can legislate.
We are referred to substantial medical authority that D [partial-birth abortion] perverts the natural birth process to a greater degree than [D&E], commandeering the live birth process until the skull is pierced.
It also results in tens of thousands of admissions to intensive care units after birth and kills or brain-damages more during the birth process.