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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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Giselinha Correa, the nurse who filmed the birth process, said she was privileged to witness such a magical moment.
Everything that happens during the labor and birth process influences breastfeeding success.
The technology provides electrocardiogram (ECG) readings of a fetus' heart during the birth process. An ECG records the heart's electrical activity--the signal that spreads from the top of the heart to the bottom, causing it to contract and pump blood.
NHIE and perinatal asphyxia are forms of acute or sub-acute brain injury due to asphyxia caused during the birth process and resulting from deprivation of oxygen during birth (hypoxia).
Chapters take the form of covering the 'birth process', from infancy and toddler years to tweens, high school, and college.
Midwives from the Liverpool Women's Hospital were on hand to give expert advice and to show a live birth simulator in a bid to provide insight into the birth process. There were also further product demonstrations for parents-to-be and new mums, as well as valuable seminar sessions, and by the end of each day parents were leaving the arena weighed down by goody bags fron the various stands.
Simpson and Gayle Brewer, surmise that women with wider hips are more likely to engage in sex because the birth process is generally easier and less traumatic for them than for smaller-hipped women (below 31cm).
"All women in labour should be in control of and involved in the birth process, and the way in which care is given is key to being in control.
"Studies show that the birth process, stillbirth, and preweaning mortality are related, but few strategies or treatments are available to reduce delays in the birth process," Vallet says.
"The goal is to ensure that cows can effectively mobilise calcium from their body to allow the birth process to proceed as naturally as possible."
That's the claim of the UK's first male antenatal educator Dean Beaumont, who says labour is likely to be quicker if an expectant dad is fully informed about the birth process and his partner's wishes, and supports her to the best of his ability.
Dad-to-be Callum is not too keen on the birth process, and admits he doesn't want to go down the business end during labour.