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childbirth:

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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Childbirth

Childlessness (See BARRENNESS.)
Artemis
(Rom. Diana) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Asclepius
saved by his father Apollo from the body of pregnant Coronis when Apollo slays her for infidelity. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 57]
Athena
sprang from the head of Zeus when Hephaestus split it open with an axe. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 60]
Auge
Arcadian goddess of childbirth. [Arcadian Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Carmenta
one of Camenae; protectress of women in confinement. [Rom. Rel.: Zimmerman, 50]
Dionysus
unborn god is saved from his dead mother and sewn into Zeus’s thigh, from which he is later born. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 273]
dittany
symbol of childbirth. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
Egeria
goddess of childbirth; protectress of the unborn. [Rom. Myth.: Avery, 425–426]
Eileithyia
ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92]
Hera
(Rom. Juno) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Lilith
demon; dangerous to women in childbirth. [Jew. Trad.: Benét, 586]
Lucina
goddess of childbirth. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Mater Matuta
goddess of childbirth. [Rorer. Myth.: Howe, 160]
Parca
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]
Themis
goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]
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Therefore, it was concluded that labor support measures were effective in reducing the perception of labor pain.
Labor pain management is now accepted and implemented in many countries of the world; however, in Egypt, pain management during labor is not yet commonly practiced.
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Acupressure through the gate control theory of pain and the secretion of endorphins reduces the severity of labor pain. (7,11)
In the present study, doula's continuous support significantly reduced the intensity of labor pain compared to the control group, which is consistent with the results of many studies conducted on the issue.
The study determined the effectiveness of the use of ice massage applied on left and right large intestine 4 (LI4), during the active phase of labor in reducing the woman's perception of labor pain. Any differences in pain sensation was measured and compared.
Dick-Read (cited in Nichols & Humenick, 2005) hypothesized that labor pain is inherently psychological.
The results were limited by the retrospective nature of the study, but the data suggest that neuraxial analgesia can be safely placed in women with varying degrees of labor pain, Dr.
Women's memory of labor pain appears to fade over time, unless they viewed childbirth overall as a negative experience.
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