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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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Emergency peripartum hysterectomy as postpartum hemorrhage treatment: incidence, risk factors and complications.
Risk factors associated with emergency peripartum hysterectomy.
Traumatic births, such as those leading to peripartum hysterectomy (PPH), can engender several negative consequences such as psychological distress or depression as the mother perceives that both she and the infant have been in danger.
Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.
Because the symptoms associated with peripartum cardiomyopathy overlap with other diagnoses and normal complaints during pregnancy, her health care practitioner has to rule out other diagnoses as well.
Emergency peripartum hysterectomy: frequency, indications and maternal outcome.
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) was at 4349 pg/ml--the cut-off point for heart failure being greater than 500 pg/ml leading to the diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy.
KEY WORDS: Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Peripartum cardiomyopathy
Current state of knowledge on aetiology, 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.
Peripartum and early lactation periods present considerable physiological challenges to homeostasis contributing to onset of diverse disorders in dairy cows (Goff and Horst, 1997).
We describe a successful pregnancy outcome in a woman with GSD type 3 with an emphasis on the risk of peripartum cardiopulmonary complication.