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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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Peripartum pubic symphysis separation: A case report and review of the literature.
Now or later: Peripartum shifts in female sociosexuality.
I have never seen peripartum cardiomyopathy this early in the pregnancy before.
1) Thirty percent of the cases seen in females occur during pregnancy or in the peripartum period with less than one third of these patients having risk factors for CAD.
Someday this may lead to early testing during pregnancy that can identify women who are at risk for peripartum cardiomyopathy.
High viral loads during primary HIV infection increase risk of vertical transmission in utero, peripartum and post partum.
Review and hypothesis: the eosinophil and peripartum heart disease (myocarditis and coronary artery dissection)--coincidence or pathogenetic significance?
The established method of treatment in postpartum haemorrhage due to AAP remains peripartum hysterectomy, (2) which is associated with high surgical morbidity and is a difficult choice when the patient wants to preserve her fertility.
Current state of knowledge on etiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of peripartum cardiomyopathy: A position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on peripartum Cardiomyopathy European Journal of Heart Failure.
It was concluded by pathologist Dr David Lowe and Dr Stewart that it was caused by peripartum cardiomyopathy - a rare disorder which affects women in the final month of pregnancy or within five months after delivery.