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birth

 [berth]
a coming into being; the act or process of being born.
birth certificate a written, authenticated record of the birth of a child, required by state laws throughout the United States. After a birth is registered, a birth certificate is issued which represents legal proof of parentage, age, and citizenship, and is of great personal and legal importance. A birth certificate is required for many legal and business or personal transactions. Whether the child is born at home or at the hospital, the physician, midwife, or other attendant must report the birth to the local or state registrar. The report becomes a permanent record, and a certificate is issued to the parents. If a child dies during birth, an immediate report and certification of the birth and death are required, containing a statement of the cause of death.
birth control the concept of limiting the size of families by measures designed to prevent conception. The movement of that name began in modern times as a humanitarian reform to conserve the health of mothers and the welfare of children, especially among the poor. More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple. See also contraception.
multiple birth the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
premature birth (preterm birth) expulsion of the fetus from the uterus before termination of the normal gestation period, but after independent existence has become possible; defined as birth occurring before 37 completed weeks (295 days), counting from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. Approximately 6 to 8 per cent of all live births in the United States are premature, and premature births are the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.

birth

(berth),
1. Passage of the fetus from the uterus to the outside world; the act of being born.
2. Specifically, in the human, complete expulsion or extraction of a fetus from its mother, irrespective of gestational age, and regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.

birth

(berth) a coming into being; act or process of being born.
complete birth  entire separation of the infant from the maternal body (after cutting of the umbilical cord).
multiple birth  the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
postterm birth  birth of an infant at or after 42 completed weeks (294 days) of gestation.
premature birth , preterm birth birth of an infant before 37 completed weeks (259 days) of gestation.

birth

(bûrth)
n.
1. The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of the mother.
2. The act or process of bearing young; parturition.
3. The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location.

birth

Etymology: ME, burth
1 the event of being born, the entry of a new person out of its mother into the world. Kinds of birth are breech birth, live birth, and stillbirth. See also effacement, labor.
2 the childbearing event, the bringing forth by a mother of a baby.
3 a medical event, the delivery of a fetus by an obstetric attendant.

birth

(1) The act of being born, as in the birth of a child.
(2) Lineage; descent; extraction, as in noble extraction.

birth

1. The act of being born, as in the birth of a child.
2. Lineage; extraction; descent; noble extraction. See Husband-coached birth, Multiple birth, Natural childbirth, Primal–scream therapy, Rebirthing, Stillbirth, Virgin birth.

birth

(bĭrth)
1. Passage of the fetus from the uterus to the outside world; the act of being born.
2. Specifically, complete expulsion or extraction of a fetus from its mother.

birth

The act or process of being born. The expulsion of the baby from the uterus.

birth

the act of bringing forth young from the female animal, parturition. Birth is usually from the uterus of a female mammal, but in the case of, for example, seahorses, the young are produced as independent organisms when eggs have been incubated inside the brood pouch of the adult male.

birth

a coming into being; the act or process of being born. See also parturition.

birth canal
the canal through which the fetus passes in birth; comprising the uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva.
birth cohort
see cohort.
birth control
a term rarely used in dealing with animals. Instead see population control, contraception.
birth defects
see congenital defects.
birth difficulties
dystocia.
birth injury
occurs to the fetus during birth. Includes rib fracture and meningeal hemorrhage.
birth interval
the interval between succeeding parturitions. See also calving interval.
multiple birth
the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
birth order
the chronological order of births in a multiple birth. May have significance in causing stillbirths if the intervals between births are prolonged because of inertia.
premature birth
expulsion of the fetus from the uterus before termination of the normal gestation period, but after independent existence has become a possibility. In humans prematurity is defined as a pregnancy of less than 37 weeks in a pregnancy normally lasting 40 weeks.
birth process
comprises maturation of the fetus, relaxation of the bony pelvis and associated ligaments, softening and relaxation of the cervix, vagina, vulva and perineum, correct disposition of the fetus, contractions of the uterine myometrium and finally the only component under voluntary control, contraction of the abdominal muscles.
birth rate
the number of births during one year for the total population (crude birth rate), for the female population (refined birth rate), or for the female population of reproductive age (true birth rate). Not a term much used with reference to animals. See calving, lambing rate.
birth size
stature, including height at withers, crown to tail head length at birth.
birth weight
the weight at birth. A significant determinant of survival in any species and of the occurrence of dystocia. See also prolonged gestation.

Patient discussion about birth

Q. sex after giving birth My baby (Shelly) is three months now. Me and my husband tried having sex a couple of times since she was born, but the intercourse just hurts too much. Is this normal? I heard that sometimes when you get cuts during the birth they sew you too tight. Can it be the case? And if so, is this permanent or will it get better?

A. as long as the wound is already recovered, I think you can start the sexual activities. But again it depends on every person, I think scoote had given us a good example for that.
In case you still feel some discomfort and even hurt sensation down there, it is advisable to go see your doctor, just to check.

Meanwhile, enjoy your life and my greeting for baby Shelly..

Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?

A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

Q. I'm scared to be pregnant... vomiting and to give birth...Please tell me it's fine!!

A. since how long are you pregnant? it seems that it just started. if you vomit a lot it is imperative that you drink enough water - still water like Vitel, Vichy, L'eau d'Evian that you get in your country and find bottles in glass - not in plastic! Plastic is anorganic and can't be assimilated in our bodies. there is no reason to be scared if you vomit. this means that you don't drink enough water. i know this. believe me and you will see that in the next days you will not vomit anymore. just keep me informed please!

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The delicate mechanisms at work in the birth process are such that once an intervention disrupts the process, further interventions are needed.
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Through the use of epidural (spinal) anesthesia and a patient-controlled pump, the patient decides how much she needs as the birth process progresses.
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That's the claim of 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.
This interest lies in the mother's psychological comfort and sense of involvement in the birth process.
Professor Gordon Vujanic, the pathologist who carried out the post-mortem examination, said there had been changes in Nicolas' brain in the weeks and days before his birth to such an extent that he was very vulnerable during the birth process.
Professor Michael Taggart, based at Newcastle University's medical school, said: "I cannot stress enough the urgent need for Government to channel support for research into the mechanisms of the active birth process and the associated problem of premature birth.
Outcome measures included mode of birth (vaginal or cesarean), induction-to-birth time, Cervadil[R] dose, any pitocin use and duration of pitocin use in labor, visual score for pain associated with sweeping, and visual score for satisfaction with the birth process.
Psychologist Cynthia McVey, of Glasgow Caledonian University, said: "The rise reflects the fact women today want to avoid the 'medicalisation' of the birth process that occurs in hospital.
The highest rating for quality of supportive care during the birth process went to a little-known but growing resource: doula care.
What this little piece of medical wizardry does is to control the birth process so that Mother Nature is a spectator.