intrapartum


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intrapartum

[¦in·trə¦pär·dəm]
(medicine)
Occurring during parturition.
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Intrapartum findings, care and notes for women with vaginal breech births (N = 90) Factor Gestational age on admission (weeks), median (IQR) 36 (31-38) Cervical dilatation on admission (cm), median (IQR) 6.
Gottvall, Grunewald, & Waldenstrom (2004) also concluded from their Swedish study that intrapartum death rates were higher in babies of mothers who commenced labour in birth centres.
Participant characteristics were similar across study groups: The women had a mean age of 26 years, 10% received intrapartum antibiotics and 26% were HIV-positive; the median gestational age of the infants was 39 weeks.
The incidence of MAS and the associated high mortality rate have both declined significantly over the past 30 years, in part due to improved antepartum and intrapartum obstetrical management as well as the above-described resuscitation of the neonate born through meconium-stained amniotic fluid.
This article originally was designed to examine technology that provided data on the oxygenation of the fetus during the intrapartum (or laboring) period of the birthing experience.
The AAJ Exchange can help--with two new birth injury litigation packets: "Improper Labor Induction Methods" and "Cerebral Palsy and Intrapartum Hypoxia.
The study's conclusion was: "'Planned home birth for low-risk women in North America using certified professional midwives was associated with lower rates of medical intervention but similar intrapartum and neonatal mortality to that of low-risk hospital births in the United States.
The comment came during an inquest in Birmingham on Charlie Edwards, who died as a result of intrapartum hypoxia - oxygen starvation during birth - in December 2003.
The main outcome measures were maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with intrapartum or elective caesarean delivery.
Moreover, whereas the risk of an intrapartum infant death is small for women who have a planned vaginal birth (about 10 per 10,000) this is 10 times higher than for a repeat elective C-section (one per 10,000).
An extensive obstetric database was created in 1998 at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, Australia, which recorded multiple fields of information on each pregnancy including maternal demographics, obstetric history, current medical conditions, antenatal diagnostic procedures and fetal conditions, antepartum complications, intrapartum events, mode of birth, and postpartum events.