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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 Cardiomyopathy: Current State of Knowledge, New Developments and Future Directions.
Along with vertebral fractures, sacral stress fractures are the most commonly encountered lesions of the axial skeleton in the peripartum period.
Emergency peripartum hysterectomy in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, Nigeria: a five-year review.
The following interventions were performed: Bakri balloon tamponade in 50 patients, pelvic devascularization and compression suture in 105 patients, local uterine resection in 33 patients, and peripartum hysterectomy in 122 patients.
Together with the thrombotic risk inherent to the peripartum period, (6) these factors may have contributed to the occurrence of CVST in our case.
To study the incidence, indications, risk factors and complications of peripartum hysterectomy over a period of 5 years at Bankura Sammilani Medical College.
Incidence and risk factors of symptomatic peripartum diastasis of pubic symphysis.
Follow-up of these 2 case-patients showed that peripartum Zika virus infection, the exposure situation of mother to-child transmission of Zika virus during gestation (when the mother is viremic during childbirth), was associated with neither marked illness at birth nor neurodevelopmental deficits by 30 months of age.
Risk factors associated with emergency peripartum hysterectomy.
Bauersachs, "Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Current management and future perspectives," European Heart Journal, vol.
Peripartum features include requirement for massive transfusion, number of packed red blood cells (PRBCs), and fresh frozen plasmas (FFP) used during and after surgery.
We conducted a chart review of all the patients who had been admitted with a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (ICD-9 code 674.5) to the University District Hospital of Puerto Rico from January 2006 to December 2012.